Press Releases

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...

Tague Joins Fellow Lawmakers, School Superintendents For Agricultural Education In Schools Press Conference

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, today joined Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), Sen. George Borrello (SD-57), Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I,Ref-Brookfield), Assemblyman...

Tague Urges New Yorkers To Contact Gov. Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James To Stop Quarantine Regulation Case Appeal

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is imploring New Yorkers to reach out to Gov. Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James following an announcement they are planning to appeal a New York State Supreme Court decision reached last Friday, ruling...

Senator Borrello, Assemblymen Lawler and Tague Win Lawsuit against NYS

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY – Senator George Borrello and his fellow plaintiffs, Assemblymembers Michael Lawler and Chris Tague and the organization Uniting NYS, have won their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a New York State Department of...

Tague Supports Effort to Challenge Unconstitutional Gun Law

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is announcing his support of efforts led by the New York State Minority and New York State politicians to legally challenge an unconstitutional gun law passed last Friday by the state Legislature, after the groups...

Tague Speaks On Extraordinary Session

“This extraordinary session has proved to be an extraordinary failure, and has made clearer than ever the dysfunction of our state government under one-party rule,” said Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie). “After beginning legislative session...

Tague Speaks On Decision Blocking NYC Policy That Would Have Allowed Non-Citizen Voting

“Our state constitution makes clear that only citizens of our state should choose their leaders, so I am relieved that this decision asserts our constitution above the desires of special interests and political parties,” said Assemblyman Chris Tague...

Tague Issues Statement As The Supreme Court Issues Decision In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. V. Bruen

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in the case of New York Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen is a massive victory for the rule of law and our constitution,” said Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie). “For far too long, New Yorkers have...

Tague Announces Start of 2022 Youth Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is announcing the kick-off of his Summer Reading Challenge for this year, an annual program he facilitates that recognizes children who read 15 minutes a day for 40 days during the months of July and August....

Tague Holds Press Conference Urging Passage Of Bill Before End Of Session To Bring Whole And 2% Milk Back To New York State School Cafeterias

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), the ranking Minority member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, was joined today by lawmakers such as House Minority Chair Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay...

Tague Joins Fellow Lawmakers, Correction Officers To Call For Repeal Of Halt Act

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) today joined Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) and other Minority lawmakers and officials from the New York State Correction Officers Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) in demanding the repeal of...