DESTEFANO ILLEGAL DUMPING BILL GETS ALBANY – […]

Posted on October 4th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

A bill pushed by Assemblyman Joe DeStefano to protect Long Island’s environmental resources is nearing passage in Albany as legislators agree to impose stiff fines for illegal dumping and make the crime a felony. The – […]

DESTEFANO LEADS CAMPAIGN TARGETING ALBANY C– […]

Posted on October 4th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

The Committee to Reform the State Constitution to target corruption and the pay-to-play culture in Albany has issued a report of legislators supporting their efforts and Assemblyman Joe DeStefano said he is proud to be one o– […]

REPORT EXPOSES $700 MILLION IN WASTEFUL MED– […]

Posted on October 4th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

Zeroing in on how wasteful government spending makes New York taxpayers the most overburdened in the nation, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli uncovered $700 million in “improper and questionable” Medicaid expen– […]

DESTEFANO TO THE GOVERNOR: LET CATERING HAL– […]

Posted on October 4th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

My compliments to Riverhead Councilwoman Jodi Giglio for organizing a meeting with the state's catering facility owners to appeal to Gov. Cuomo to let them get back to business. As we reopen in the wake of the COVID pan– […]

DESTEFANO SPEAKS OUT AGAINST DELAYS IN SEWE– […]

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

In a letter to the county exeutive, Assemblyman DeStefano spoke out against the delays in the Forge River Sewer Project, a vital environmental project on Long Island's South Shore. August 19, 2020 Hon. Steve Bellone S– […]

BLOOD DRIVE A SUCCESS

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

Did you know each pint of blood donated helps saves 3 lives ? Well today at our blood drive at the North Patchogue Fire Dept. we collected 23 pints of blood. Thank you to all the amazing constituents of the Third Assembly Di– […]

PSEG MUST REIMBURSE FOR OUTAGES

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

I join the chorus of local officials and residents in calling on PSEG to compensate Long Island families for losses caused by the lengthy power outage in the wake of Isaias. Some residents have been without power for more th– […]

LET'S BOWL!

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

I'm happy to announce that effective August 17, bowling centers across New York State will open for business following the protocols that we brought to the governor's attention. Our hard work and persistenc– […]

BLUE LIVES MATTER/ALL LIVES MATTER

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

I was proud to join Assemblyman Doug Smith and many other local officials and supporters at this Pro-Police Protest. 

Bill to Grant First Responder Status

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

Emergency dispatchers and operators continue to work on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic, but are not considered “First Responders.” That will change under a bill announced by Assemblyman Joe DeStefano– […]

COALITION OF SUFFOLK LAW ENFORCEMENT ENDORS– […]

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

DESTEFANO WINS ENDORSEMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT Running for reelection on a platform of supporting law and order, Assemblyman Joe DeStefano has won the endorsement of the Coalition of Suffolk Law Enforcement, a group made up – […]

EARLY VOTING DATES ANNOUNCED

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

Assemblyman DeStefano has been featured in a series of Public Service Announcements urging people to vote: The 2020 election may be the most important in our lifetime. This is Assemblyman Joe DeStefano and I urge everyone t– […]

SIGNS SPRINGING UP

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

Lawn signs in support of Joe's re-eelection are starting to spring up across the district. If you would like a sign for your yard, call us at 631-394-5538. Thank you for your support.

ASSEMBLY MINORITY CONFERENCE CALLS FOR FINA– […]

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

The New York state Assembly Minority Conference is calling for immediate federal financial aid to local governments, with special consideration to volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical service (EMS) workers – […]

Problems With New York's Election System

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

The COVID-19 epidemic has forced all of us to modify our normal practices and routines. The need to adjust our electoral procedures was inevitable. However, the governor has issued a series of executive orders that have pres– […]

Forcing Nursing Homes to Admit Corona Patie– […]

Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Team DeStefano

Sending Coronavirus infected patients to nursing homes was a tragic mistake and I have joined the call for hearings to get to the bottom of what went wrong. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been unprecedented, and – […]

DeStefano: No Public Money for Politics

Posted on August 14th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

The long-awaited report from the state Campaign Finance Reform Commission is in and one thing remains abundantly clear: Using taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns is a bad idea. Sadly, the commission had a built-in – […]

Progressive Democrats Nominate Another Hack

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

A candidate has been named against me in this year’s election and since he’s been put up by the Progressive Democrats, it doesn’t matter what his name is or who he is—we already know how he will vote.– […]

DeStefano Calls For Immediate Bail Law Repeal

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

“Our law enforcement agencies continue to rally against this so-called bail reform. This dangerous legislation needs to be repealed now,” said Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C,I,Ref-Medford). “Jordan Randolph– […]

DeStefano Sounds Alarm on Democrat Tax Hike

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

ASSEMBLYMAN DESTEFANO SOUNDS ALARM ON DEMOCRAT TAX HIKE State Assemblyman Joe DeStefano is sounding an early alarm as Progressive Democrats in Albany are preparing to raise taxes to close a $6 billion hole in the budget the– […]

HUGE TURNOUT TO REPEAL DANGEROUS BAIL LAWS

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

RIDGE, NY—As Suffolk residents wake up to the realities of the new state law eliminating bail for almost all misdemeanors and various felonies, a huge crowd of local officials, concerned citizens and victim's right– […]

MILLIONS IN STATE ECONOMIC GRANTS FOR OUR A– […]

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

ASSEMBLY DESTEFANO ANNOUNCES MILLIONS IN STATE ECONOMIC GRANTS Long Island has been awarded $87.9 million in state economic development grants bringing the total for the region over the last nine years to $639.1 million, As– […]

Danger of Giving Driver's Licenses to Illeg– […]

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Team DeStefano

I was part of a press conference today to outline the negative impacts the new “Green Light Law” has had on local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This is the law by the Progressive Democrats that giv– […]