PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT RECORD A COMPLETE FAIL– […]

Posted on June 5th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

The 2022 legislative session gaveled to a close in Albany at 8:15 Saturday morning, having begun early the day before. Hundreds of bills were passed at the last minute in a frenzy of activity, yet little was accomplished to – […]

REMEMBRANCE

Posted on June 4th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

I had the opportunity to attend the New York State Officers Remembrance Day. The memorial at Empire State plaza now includes the names of 1,717 police officers who died in the line of duty. Every day law enforcement officers– […]

ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS OFFER REFORMS TO IMPRO– […]

Posted on June 4th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

The Assembly Republican Conference today introduced nine proposals aimed at strengthening transparency and improving efficiency in the Assembly Chamber. The proposals call for common-sense provisions including allowing all – […]

PAR FOR THE COURSE: DEMS PUTTING DRUG DENS – […]

Posted on June 4th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

Statement from the Assembly Republicans: Too often, the Democrat Majorities in the Legislature fail to properly prioritize the needs of New Yorkers. Recently, members of the Assembly Health Committee provided yet more ex– […]

FLAGS FLAGS FLAGS

Posted on June 4th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

Hats off to the Patriots who turned out to put up American flags along Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. With our country’s men and women posted throughout the world to help keep us safe, it’s vital to express o– […]

SHED THE MEDS

Posted on June 4th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

My office hosted a Shed the Meds event at the Longwood Public Library, one of many we host throughout the year. This event gave residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of their unused medications. Thank you to the Suf– […]

LET OUR KIDS DRINK WHOLE MILK

Posted on June 4th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

I joined my colleagues in Albany to call for the return of whole milk to our schools. We believe that fears over the dangers of milk fat are overblown and that making kids drink less appealing products results in a disinclin– […]

DON'T CHANGE THE WAY WE VOTE

Posted on June 4th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

We're fighting again in Albany to beat back the attempt by the Progressive Democrats to change how local elections take place in communities across New York State. Currently, town and county elections occur every other y– […]

DESTEFANO ADVANCES BILL TO ASSIST FIRE AND – […]

Posted on June 4th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

When the alarm sounds, volunteer firefighters and emergency responders spring into action to come to the aid of their communities. They don’t ask to be paid. They are our friends and neighbors and we should take every – […]

VETERANS RECOGNITION AND THANKS

Posted on March 28th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

LOCAL VETERANS SINGLED OUT FOR RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION With war drums beating across the globe, local officials and residents took time out over the weekend to recognize and thank Suffolk’s veterans and active se– […]

Fix Criminal Justice System Now!

Posted on March 28th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

ASSEMBLY & SENATE REPUBLICANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS CALL FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE CHANGES IN THE 2022-23 STATE BUDGET   I joined Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, law– […]

DESTEFANO CALLS ON GOVERNOR TO CREATE COMMI– […]

Posted on March 14th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

With another wave of deaths across Suffolk County from Fentanyl and other illicit drugs, Assemblyman Joseph DeStefano has called on the state’s new governor, Kathleen Hochul, to create a special commission to combat th– […]

FIRST RESPONDER RECOGNITION APPROVED BY GOV– […]

Posted on March 13th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

Recognition of emergency dispatchers and operators as “First Responders”—a long-sought goal of local legislators—was approved by the governor during a special 9-11 ceremony that recognized the importa– […]

SAVE NEW YORK

Posted on March 13th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

It is my honor and pleasure to be here with so many Patriots. Today is a great day for Freedom! We are in unprecedented times in our nation’s history. By standing up and letting our voices be heard, we will change his– […]

ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS ANNOUNCE RELIEF PLAN F– […]

Posted on March 13th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

State Assembly Republicans have submitted a mid-year financial analysis to the Division of Budget, providing a forecast on state spending and revenue, while offering a relief plan for households faced with spiraling inflatio– […]

DISASTROUS BAIL LAWS TARGETED BY STATE OFFI– […]

Posted on March 13th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

State Assemblyman Joe DeStefano and his assembly colleagues joined members of the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association and other Long Island law enforcement organizations at the Capitol in Albany last week to advocat– […]

LOCAL ROADS ARE ESSENTIAL: INFRASTRUCTURE F– […]

Posted on March 13th, 2022 by Joe DeStefano

I joined my colleagues in the assembly and principal stakeholders today in calling for an increase in funding to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), Extreme Winter Recovery (EWR) program an– […]