Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly web page.

Please check this page often to learn more about what I am doing in our community. Here you will find legislation I have supported, committees I am on, events I am hosting, and other resources for our residents. If you have any comments, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to reach out to my district office. Together, we will help build a stronger and safer community.

Thank you for visiting.

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano
New York’s 3rd Assembly District

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DeStefano: New Yorkers Deserve a Tax Code That Will Allow Them to Live Comfortably

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April 15, also known as Tax Day, prompted government officials to gather in the state capital today to speak on New York’s tax policies. Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) held a Tax Day press conference that highlighted...

DeStefano: Help Our Veterans Now!

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Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C-Medford) was joined today by his colleagues at a press conference urging the governor to end the unlawful practice of withholding donated tax check-off funds from veteran service agencies and release them immediately. This...

DeStefano: Call for Release of 134 Hostages in Gaza

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C-Medford), joined by other members in the Assembly Minority Conference, called for the release of the 134 hostages being held in Gaza. Two New Yorkers are among the hostages being held since the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks....

DeStefano Comments on Beginning of State Budget Process with Passage of Debt Service Bill

Today, the Assembly took up the first of its 10 budget bills, the debt service bill, which is necessary to make legally required payments related to the sale and servicing of debt by the state as well as contractual debt agreements with public authorities...

DeStefano: ‘Finders Keepers’ Property Laws Must Change

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Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C-Medford) joined his Assembly colleagues at a press conference today in the New York State Capitol with landlords and small property owners to address alarming squatting-related incidents and necessary fixes to the state’s...

DeStefano, Assembly Minority Responds to Urgent Plea from New York Families: Child Care Access and Affordability Must be Improved

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Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C-Medford) attended a press conference in Albany today, joining Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski), Assembly Minority colleagues, parents and child care experts to share serious concerns regarding access and...
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