Press Releases

Tague Presents Assembly Citations to 2020 NYSID Joslin Outstanding Performers Award Winners

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) went to the Arc Lexington in Schoharie this Tuesday to present Josh Jackson, Ray Trendell, and Chris Stephens with New York State Assembly citations honoring them for having earned the New York State Industries...

Tague Honors Schoharie Kiwanis for 70 Years of Service and Gene Amedio For 50 Years of Service to Kiwanis and the Schoharie Community

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) joined members of Schoharie Kiwanis on Monday, Dec. 7 on behalf of Sen. Jim Seward and Congressman Antonio Delgado to honor the club with recognitions from the New York State Assembly, New York State Senate,...

Tague Calls on Cuomo To Use Volkswagen Settlement Funds to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in 102nd Assembly District

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is calling on the governor to allocate a portion of the $11 million awarded in a lawsuit against Volkswagen earmarked to build electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state towards building them...

Tague Calls On Assembly Majority Leader And NYS Politicians To Repeal Broadband Tax

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R, C, I, Ref-Schoharie) is calling on the NYS Assembly Majority LeaderĀ  and his Majority colleagues in the NYS Legislature to repeal the controversial broadband tax that has hindered the ability for New Yorkers living in rural...

Tague Leads Legislators From Across State on 2nd Annual Tour of Farms and Agribusiness Facilities

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) led his fellow legislators from across the state and political aisle on a bipartisan tour of farms and agribusinesses in the 102nd Assembly District for the second year in a row on September 23 and 24. Tague...

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....

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) presents Patti Dushane with legislative resolution on Wednesday, August 5th.
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....