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Opposition to the Governor’s Education Agenda

“Education is the number one issue in my district. The governor’s positions on education are well known and unpopular because New York has some of the best schools in the nation. I cannot support the increased emphasis on standardized testing nor...

April 1, 2015
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Steck Applauds US Senators Calling for Oil Train Safety Measures

“I want to applaud Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand for calling on federal regulators to implement new safety measures designed to reduce the potential risk of a catastrophic oil train derailment – an issue that I have been calling attention...

March 26, 2015
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Assemblymember Steck: We Must Protect a Woman’s Right to Make Her Own Health Care Decisions

“Over 40 years ago, the United States Supreme Court affirmed a woman’s right to choose, ensuring constitutionally protected access to safe, legal abortion. “In light of nationwide attacks on Roe v. Wade, the potential loss of access to safe,...

March 25, 2015
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Assemblymember Steck Identifies High Risk Incidents from Crude Oil Transport

Schenectady, NY – Assemblymember Phil Steck today identified numerous locations where significant incidents have already occurred that show the inherent risks of transporting highly volatile explosive oil through densely-populated...

March 24, 2015
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Statement on Rail Inspections

“The governor announced today that a new round of ‘targeted crude oil tank car and rail inspections uncovered 93 defects, including seven critical safety defects that required immediate corrective action, and two hazardous materials violations.’...

March 17, 2015
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