DeStefano: The Majority Prioritized Illegals Over Vets

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C,I-Medford) is expressing his disappointment in Assembly Majority after a Ways and Means Committee vote at which they blocked a proposalthat would provide income tax exemptions for New York state veterans. This comes days after they authorized a $2.1 billion stimulus fund for illegal immigrants, which includes $15,600 in direct payment to each immigrant.

“Yesterday, the Assembly Majority prioritized illegal immigrants over American heroes yet again.” said DeStefano. “Just days ago, the Majority created a tax-payer funded stimulus fund which awards illegal immigrants $15,600, then rejected an opportunity to honor and thank American war heroes for their service with a small tax cut. This is more of the same one-party rule, it is simply outrageous.”