DeStefano Reacts To 2021 State of the State Address

A statement from Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C,I-Medford)

“I am disappointed Gov. Cuomo has failed to address the real issues facing Long Islanders and that is the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has halted everyday lives, businesses are shutting down, people are losing jobs, homes, sources of income and on top of that, vaccines are not being properly distributed. His State of the State Address has been filled with taxpayer-funded giveaways, fails to fix the looming $15 billion deficit or address his failing vaccine distribution plan.”

“The governor continues to blame the federal government for his own failure to adequately address the pandemic. He needs to remember that the federal government is not in the business of bailing out states which find themselves in fiscal crisis. He cannot wait for Washington to bail us out; we need solutions to this deficit which keeps pushing New Yorkers to migrate out of the state. We need to address the pandemic before we can move forward with policy that will just expand New York’s budget.”