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Assemblymember Steck Holds Hearing to Discuss Substance Use Disorder Treatment Plans

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) held a public hearing on Nov. 18 to examine the availability and effectiveness of treatment and services for substance use disorders. The assemblymember, who serves as chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism...

Assemblymember Steck: New Law Supports Emergency Organ Transportation, Helps Save Lives

“Transporting organs in emergency situations is a vital part of our health care system and every second counts during these emergencies. It’s critical that we do everything we can to help promote safe, timely organ transplantation for the...

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Laws Bolstering Drug Treatment and Services

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced two bills he co-sponsored and helped pass to enhance drug treatment and services were signed into law. These laws will establish a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for inmates struggling with...

Advocates from Around the State Gather to Celebrate Passage of Opioid Settlement Fund

Today, numerous advocates from the addiction recovery community gathered to thank Assemblymembers Phil Steck and Carrie Woerner for their passage of A6395 – legislation that creates an Opioid Settlement Fund and ensures that any further financial...

Phil Steck: Opioid Settlement Fund Bolsters Addiction Prevention and Support Programs

“The ongoing opioid epidemic has devastated New York families with heartbreaking consequences, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified the struggle for individuals with substance use disorders. While we’ve worked to increase support...

Opposition to Excluded Workers Fund

I voted against the budget bill containing $2.1 billion in aid for “excluded workers.” In my view, allocating 75% of new personal income tax revenue to excluded workers is beyond the pale. We have many needs in the State that are not being...

Senator Sanders and Assemblymember Steck Fight Back against Baseless Criticism of Stock Transfer Tax

In a letter to the Governor (attached) Senator James Sanders, Jr. (D-Queens) and Assemblymember Phil Steck urge him to reject the criticism of the Stock Transfer Tax (STT) leveled by the securities industry group SIFMA.Steck said: “This is nothing...

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Assemblymember Steck: The Truth about Bail Reform

“The issue of bail reform is an excellent example of social media being used as propaganda. First of all, I did not vote for bail reform. It was grouped in a budget bill with other issues I could not support, so I voted “no.” That being...

Assemblymember Steck: Lawsuit over Pension Right Course of Action for Former Employees

“Yesterday, over 100 former employees of St. Clare’s Hospital brought suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany for mismanagement of the St. Clare’s Hospital pension plan. Over 1,100 former employers were adversely affected; most...
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