Press Releases

Tague To Speaks Against Farm Labor Cost Increases in Wage Labor Board Hearing

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) on Monday spoke out against farm labor cost increases in a virtual hearing. Following the passing of the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practice Act, farms have been required to pay their farm workers overtime pay...

Tague Presents Assembly Resolution Recognizing Prehistoric Forest in Cairo as Oldest Fossil Forest on Earth

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) presented a New York State Assembly Resolution on Tuesday in Cairo recognizing the Cairo, Prehistoric Forest, located in the majestic Northern Catskill Mountains, as the oldest fossil forest in the world.Previously,...

Tague Glad to See Department of Justice Investigation into Nursing Home Deaths Move Forward

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is pleased that the Department of Justice has opened an investigation into nursing home deaths in four states during the COVID-19 pandemic, including New York. Tague has been calling for months for an independent...

Tague Leads Call to Delay Farm Laborers Wage Board Meeting

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) has rallied alongside his Minority colleagues to call on the governor, Chairwoman of the Farm Laborers Wage Board Brenda McDuffie, Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon and Commissioner of Agriculture Richard...

Tague Leads Call to Delay Farm Laborers Wage Board Meeting - Letter

Tague Relieved Gyms Allowed to Reopen in New York State

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is pleased with the governor’s decision to allow gyms to reopen after being shut down for months due to COVID-19. Tague has been calling for gyms to reopen, emphasizing their importance in helping people...

Tague Again Calls for Independent Investigation Following Nursing Home Forum

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is continuing to call for an independent investigation into the handling of nursing homes by the state Health Department during the COVID-19 pandemic, following thousands of deaths within them after a Health...

Tague Slams Nursing Home Hearing for Lack of Department of Health Rep, Again Calls for Independent Investigation

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is continuing to call for an independent investigation into the Department of Health’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the deaths of thousands of patients. Tague believes...

Tague Raises Issues with Mail-In Voting During Legislative Hearing

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) participated in a legislative hearing Tuesday regarding mail-in ballots and the issues faced during primary races statewide in receiving and processing them. During the hearing Tague raised concerns about...

Tague Honors Patti Dushane for Opening and Operating Community Food Pantry

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) presented a legislative resolution this week to Patti Dushane of Catskill for her service to her community in her establishment and operation of Matthew 25, a food pantry that helps families in need and is...

Tague Demands Fully Independent Investigation into Nursing Home Deaths Following Legislative Hearing

Following a legislative hearing conducted on Monday by Commissioner of Health Howard A. Zucker, who testified on behalf of the Cuomo administration, Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is continuing to call for an independent investigation into...

Tague Celebrates Passage of Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Bill

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is elated at the passage of an Assembly bill (A09779A) which establishes a task force to issue a report about how the state can improve volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention efforts. Tague is fighting...

Tague Slams Cuomo For Cutting Substance Abuse Treatment Funding

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is calling on the governor to reverse cuts made to state funding for substance abuse treatments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuomo used his emergency powers to make this funding cut unilaterally, and Tague...

Tague Stands with Law Enforcement as Violence Rises Throughout State

“During this press conference we said the governor should handle law enforcement the same way he claims to have tackled the COVID-19 pandemic, basing decisions on evidence and data. This couldn’t be any more true, because as violence has risen...

Tague Demands Cuomo Allow Schools to Move Forward with In-Person Instruction in 2020-2021 School Year

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) signed a letter along with his Republican colleagues in the Assembly to demand the governor allow in-person instruction to resume in schools this fall using guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics....

Tague Introduces Bill to Assure Premium Reimbursement for New York Fairs

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) has put forward legislation to allow fairs to be reimbursed for premium reimbursement for those held in 2021 even if they were unable to hold their annual agricultural fair during 2020 due to the COVID-19...

Tague Calls for Independent Investigation into Department of Health Following Nursing Homes COVID-19 Report

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is calling again for an independent investigation into the Department of Health’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic following the Health Department’s release of its own report...

Tague Slams Cuomo for Flip Flop on Phase IV Reopening of Gyms

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) and his colleagues are standing up for fitness center operators and customers in a letter they penned to the governor. Tague is outraged that the reopening of gyms has been pushed past Phase IV of the state’s...

Tague Demands Cuomo Amend Executive Order to Allow Service Members to Return Home

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is calling on the governor to create an exemption for military personnel in his recent Executive Order requiring individuals entering New York from states with high COVID-19 infection rates to quarantine....

Tague Rallies against Cuomo's Persisting Emergency Powers

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is leading the charge among his Minority colleagues to end Gov. Cuomo’s emergency powers in a letter written by the Minority state legislators. While the governor’s emergency powers are not set to...