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DeStefano Reacts to State’s Late Budget

“This year’s budget is just as disappointing as any other, aside from the fact it’s over a week late,” said DeStefano. “The Majority in Albany has shown that the tax-and-spend mentality is not coming to an end anytime soon. It seems as if the...

DeStefano: Fix Our Infrastructure

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“Today I joined my colleagues to call for an increase in funding for local infrastructure. It is clear by the current conditions of our roads that New York’s infrastructure is rapidly deteriorating. The Long Island Expressway is in desperate need...

DeStefano Reacts To Termination Of NYC Workers

“I couldn’t be more disappointed to see that nearly 1,500 New York City municipal workers were fired over a senseless mandate,” said DeStefano. “Terminating employees simply because they chose not to get vaccinated is crossing the line. Many of...

DeStefano Reacts to Hochul’s Budget Address

“Gov. Hochul’s budget address was rather disappointing, vague and, yet again, left many of us searching for answers. One thing is clear, New York has a spending problem. Every year the budget grows larger and larger, without additional revenue sources....

DeStefano Joins Call For Action

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C,I-Medford) is pleased to join his Minority colleagues to call for greater anti-crime measures. New York is currently facing a rise in crime including a 46.7 percent increase in murders from 2019 to 2020. In that same year,...

DeStefano Reacts to Hochul’s State of the State Address

“Gov. Hochul’s State of the State Address was just like every other; a pep talk full of platitudes. With so many questions New Yorkers have, we are entering year three of this pandemic with very few answers. That was a missed opportunity by Gov. Hochul....

DeStefano: Judiciary Report Provides Validation

“The Assembly Judiciary report only validates what we already knew; former Gov. Cuomo lied to New Yorkers, harassed multiple women and abused his office for personal profit. His refusal to comply with the Assembly investigation speaks volumes. Now that...

DeStefano on the Eviction Moratorium

“Today’s decision to extend the eviction moratorium without a way to streamline rent relief just shows the lack of competence and leadership in Albany,” said DeStefano. “Landlords and tenants have struggled to make ends meet over the last 18 months...

DeStefano: Great Day For New York

“Today is a great day for New York. Disgraced former Gov. Cuomo is gone. My sincere hope is that the corruption, cover-ups and scandals are also gone with Gov. Hochul now leading our state,” said DeStefano. “History was made today as Kathy Hochul...
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