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 Rejects Governor’s High-Rise Plan

”Throughout 2022, Long Islanders raised their concerns over any proposal that forced more housing into our suburban-style neighborhoods. Overworked emergency services, overcrowded schools, overtaxed sewage systems and more traffic than ever before were...

DeStefano Denounces One-House Budget Proposal from Majority

“We've said time and again that the spending habits in Albany are unsustainable, and the more they tax New Yorkers to offset the costs, the more people are going to leave,” DeStefano said. “The Majority One-House Budget continues the troubling trend...

DeStefano Calls for Increased Local Road Upkeep Funding

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C-Medford) is calling on the governor to consider doling out an additional $200 million for local road maintenance and an extra $70 million for Extreme Winter Recovery funds in this year’s budget. Local roads are often left...

DeStefano State Budget Response

Dear All, As the state legislature lurches toward one of its most important deadlines, approving an annual budget by April 1, Albany is buzzing with many activities, not the least of which is stopping the record outbound migration of residents by making...

DeStefano Frustrated by Governor Budget Proposal

“Our state is big, and a lot of people need help, but the way we spend in New York is unsustainable. It’ll prove problematic for future New Yorkers, if we even have any sticking around to help foot the bill. Several of the governor’s ideas are promising...

DeStefano Calls for A Return of Judicial Discretion in New York

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Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C-Medford) is once again calling on Albany to reimplement judicial discretion at the local level in our courts when bail is set for accused offenders. This follows a press conference held by Assembly and Senate Minority Colleagues...
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