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Tague Joins Lawmakers, Educators, Law Enforcement and Advocates for Press Conference on Underage Drug Use

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) on Tuesday joined Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Sen. Sue Serino (SD-41), Program Director of Tobacco-Free Action of Columbia & Greene Counties Karen dePeyster, Greene County Sheriff Pete Kusminsky,...

Tague Slams Farm Laborers Wage Board for Advancing Recommendation to Lower Overtime Threshold

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) slammed the Farm Laborers Wage Board in the wake of their decision to advance a recommendation to Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon to lower the farm laborer overtime threshold from 60 hours to 40. For months...

Comptroller’s Report on AG During Pandemic Overlooks Plight of Small, Family Farms

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently released a report hailing the success and resilience of farms during the COVID-19 pandemic, which argued that farms and agri-businesses were more successful than businesses in other industries during that period. To...

Tague Joins Fellow Lawmakers, NYSCOPBA Members to Call for Repeal of Halt Act

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) on Tuesday joined Sen. Sue Serino (SD-41) and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for a press conference in Coxsackie, as they stood with New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association...

Tague Announces the Signing of a Bill Creating the Durham Valley Scenic Byway

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is announcing Gov. Hochul has signed a bill (A.3848) he introduced officially recognizing a series of roads passing through the towns of Durham and Windham as the “Durham Valley Scenic Byway” within the New...

Tague Hails Injunction Against Broadband Mandate That Would Slow Rural Broadband Expansion

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) today announced a win in the case of Telecommunications v. James, a federal lawsuit against a policy that, if implemented, would slow the expansion of broadband internet to customers in rural areas. Expressing...

Tague Joins Senator Borrello in Announcing Bill to Disband Farm Laborers Wage Board

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), ranking Minority member on the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, is joining Sen. George Borrello (SD-57) in introducing legislation (S.9509) that would disband the Farm Laborers Wage Board, following reports...

Tague Joins Peckham Industries Staff in Honoring Lifesaving Heroism of Three Employees, 911 Dispatcher

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) today joined employees of Peckham Industries and owner of Tommy Faxon Excavation, Tommy Faxon, at the Athens Rail Terminal and PARCO offices on the Schoharie Turnpike to celebrate the lifesaving heroism displayed...

Tague Urges New Yorkers to Contact Gov. Hochul, Labor Commissioner Reardon to Urge Rejection of Change to Farm Labor OT Threshold

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is imploring members of the Farm Laborers Wage Board, New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon and Gov. Hochul not to move forward with reducing the farm laborer overtime threshold from 60 hours to 40....

Tague Announces Identification Of First Monkeypox Case In Greene County

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) today announced Greene County’s first case of orthopoxvirus or “monkeypox” has been identified. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that, while mild in many cases, can in some instances cause hospitalization...
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