Press Releases

Tague Receives Response from Secretary Perdue Regarding Aid for Farmers

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) wrote a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and President Trump on April 5 requesting the USDA’s assistance protecting New York farmers. Tague received a letter back on April 29 detailing...

Tague Supports Nourish New York Agricultural Initiative

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) fully supports the Nourish New York program announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday. The Nourish New York program would connect upstate farmers with food banks, paying farmers for food that would otherwise...

Tague Calls on Cuomo to Lift Project Labor Agreement Requirement on Schoharie-Otsego I-88 Project

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is calling on the governor to lift a Project Labor Agreement requirement on the upcoming Department of Transportation project planned for I-88 in Schoharie and Otsego counties. Such a requirement would de-incentivize...

Tague Stands with Fellow Assembly Minority in Call for New York to Re-Open for Business with “Regional Restart” in Select Areas

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) and his fellow Minority politicians in the Assembly have come together to propose a “Regional Restart” plan for New York to re-open for business on a regional basis. This regional re-opening would...

Tague Joins Assembly Minority in Promoting ‘Jump-Start NY’ Small Business Assistance Plan

Assemblyman Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is joining his Minority colleagues in the Assembly to call for the implementation of the “Jump Start NY” plan to revitalize small businesses in New York in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The plan calls...

Tague and Assembly Minority Call for Prompt Relief for Farmers

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) has rallied his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference to write a letter calling on the governor to provide financial and regulatory relief for farmers struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19...

Progress on COVID Treatment: Tague Calls on President to Investigate

Assemblyman Christopher Tague (R,C,I–Schoharie) has recently brought a breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment by a local doctor in Schoharie County to the attention of the White House, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the entire...

Tague Calls On President, Governor, AG Secretary, and NYS AG Commissioner to Protect Dairy and Produce During Crisis

Christopher Tague (R,C,I–Schoharie) has been in contact with President Donald Trump, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball, and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue to highlight the unique threat that COVID-19 poses to agriculture...

Tague Stands Up for All New Yorkers in Budget Process: “Do What’s Right!”

Assemblyman Christopher Tague (R,C, I-Schoharie) recently stood up to debate bad policy included in the 2020-21 New York State Budget. Tague was specifically concerned by the focus taken by the Assembly Majority during the worst public health crisis in...

Tague: Prevailing Wage Would Devastate New York’s Covid-19 Recovery

Assemblyman Christopher Tague (R, C, I - Schoharie) is fighting back to protect New York’s ability to rebuild after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, in the 2020-21 budget, prevailing wage requirements are being made applicable to construction...

Keep Locals in Charge of Localities

Assemblyman Christopher Tague (R, C, I - Schoharie) is fighting back against a deep betrayal of New Yorkers trust in the 2020-21 State Budget. State Majority is removing home-rule and the ability for localities to be involved in decision making processes...

Bleak Times and a Bleak Budget

“This budget process, simply put, is a travesty to beleaguered New Yorkers everywhere. Instead of applying common sense, the governor and legislative leaders packed the budget with hidden agendas such as gun restrictions, 5 more years of funding...

$100 Million for Public Campaign Finance but no Money to Fight Covid-19

“I’ve been extremely outspoken about public campaign finance from the very beginning, but for the Majority politicians to wedge it into the budget during a time we’re fighting back a deadly virus is simply malicious. This goes beyond a...

Tague Advocates to Allow Correction Officers to Wear Protective Equipment While Working

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is taking a stand for correction officers during the COVID-19 pandemic by requesting rules be relaxed for guards to allow them to use protective equipment on the job. Tague does not want to expose our prison...

Tague Urges Legislature to Stick to Essential Funding During Budget Process

“This pandemic is not a joke, and we must do everything in our power to combat this threat. We are all at war with COVID-19 and must act accordingly, and we do not have time to debate unrelated issues in the face of the greatest public health crisis...

Tague Calls for Strong Covid-109 Containment Measures

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is calling for a serious and determined response to the coronavirus outbreak ravaging New York state. Tague and his colleagues in the Legislature have passed several measures to help control the spread of...

Tague Joins Call to Pass Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is standing up for small businesses that are being harmed by the COVID-19 outbreak, otherwise known as coronavirus, by working with Assembly Minority leadership to pass the “Small Business Emergency Recovery...

Tague Calls for More CHIPS Funding

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie)at a CHIPS rally at the NYS Capitol on Wednesday, March 4.
Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) attended a rally today at the NYS Capitol to call for a restoration of the Extreme Winter Recovery fund in the budget. Tague also joined his voice with hundreds of CHIPS workers, highway superintendents and...

Tague Introduces Resolution Proclaiming February 2020 as Career and Technical Education Month

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is proud to announce February 2020 as Career and Technical Education Month. BOCES is an amazing program where students can learn practical skills in high-profile and demanding careers such as health, science,...

Tague Calls for Protection of Prehistoric Cairo Forest

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) recently had the New York state Assembly pass a resolution recognizing a prehistoric forest in the town of Cairo as the oldest fossil forest in the world. Tague is calling to protect the site for study and...