Press Releases

Devil’s Tombstone Campground & Day Use Area Closed for Season

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) reports that the DEC will be closing the popular Devil’s Tombstone campground for the 2019 season. The site will be repaired and modernized to bring the infrastructure up to par and allow visitors and...

Assembly Majority Politicians Disgrace Fallen Heroes

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is fighting for a bill in the Assembly that would provide tuition assistance for SUNY or CUNY students who are family members of a deceased service man or woman who died in the line of duty. The bill has received...

Downstate Majority Members and a Downstate Budget

“Banning plastic bags while protecting criminals, undocumented immigrants and corrupt politicians is the story of the 2019-20 budget. There’s nothing serious in here about helping hard-working families or providing real relief to struggling...

Tague Calls for Funding To Support Direct-Care Workers

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) stood with advocates and legislative leaders in the Capitol on Monday, March 25 to call for additional funding for direct-care workers in the final 2019-20 State Budget. The funds that support direct-care...

Tague Joins Call For American Legion Funding In State Budget

This week, Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) joined many of his peers in the Assembly Minority Conference in signing a letter to the governor and legislative leaders urging that $150,000 be allocated to the American Legion Boys State program...

Tague Honors Commander of NYS American Legion

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) with Gary Schacher, Commander of the NYS American Legion on Tuesday, March 12 in Albany.
Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) met with Gary Schacher, Commander of the NYS American Legion on Tuesday at his Albany office to deliver a citation for his exemplary efforts on behalf of our nation’s veterans. Commander Schacher, like...

NYC Says No to Farmers, No to Upstate and No to You

“The Assembly Majority’s proposed one-house budget is a simple order for everyone not in their connected circle to pack up and leave New York. Refusing to make the property tax cap permanent hurts practically everyone, adding $5.7 billion in...

Tague Rallies Support for CHIPS Funding

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) joined concerned citizens, highway superintendents and town officials to call for increased investment in infrastructure through the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). The program...

Tague: Senseless Gun Control in Albany

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) has voted against another gun control bill aimed at restricting law-abiding gun owners, A.2686a. Its primary focus is on safe storage of firearms, an area of law that already oppresses such gun owners. The...

Tague Announces Budget Priorities

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is pleased to outline his budget priorities with his peers in the Assembly Minority Conference for the 2019-20 budget.  The plan, ‘Budget Blueprint for a Better NY,’ calls on the governor and...

Cuomo’s Prison Closure Proposal Near-Criminal

Another week another bad policy decision by Gov. Cuomo, and Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) warns of the governor’s plan to overwork correction officers by closing 3 prisons. According to the Governor, this plan would save the governor...

Tague Joins with Colleagues to Protect At-Home Care Funding

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) stood with members of the Assembly Minority at a press conference at the State Capitol in Albany to protest the $75 million cut to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). The CDPAP is a...

Single-Payer Healthcare Would Leave Taxpayers Sick

“All New Yorkers deserve affordable and accessible healthcare, but the single-payer healthcare system that Majority leaders advocated for today would be catastrophic for taxpayers. “The single-payer proposal could raise our income taxes by...

Upstate Infrastructure and Transportation an Ignored Priority

Pictured: Assembly Minority Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation press conference on Monday January, 28.
Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is pleased to report on the findings of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation. The task force’s goal was to provide a forum for varied infrastructure and transportation...

Tague and Seward Plan to Protect Insurance Consumers In 2019

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) and Sen. James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) are pleased to announce their insurance priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session. Their particular focus is two-fold, with an analysis to reform both tort law...

Tague: Your Hard Work, Their Free College

“With the Assembly Majority focusing on providing incentives for people to break the law, they’re forgetting the thousands of struggling college students in New York. The average student loan debt in 2017 was $39,400, and we’re ignoring...

Tague: Protect Our Tip Credit Workers

Pictured: Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) speaking with concerned tip credit workers at a state Capitol press conference on Tuesday, January 22.
Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) attended a press conference showing support for tip credit workers and calling on the governor to unilaterally abandon his plan to gut tip workers-take home pay. Gov. Cuomo’s proposal would remove the...

Progressive Ideals and Downstate Dreams

“It comes as no surprise that Gov. Cuomo’s address was rife with a progressive agenda and a marked focus on downstate projects. While I am pleased with the focus on establishing a permanent tax cap, it’s a small bandage on the terrible...

Tague Concerned for Direction of NYS in 2019

"The role of the Assembly Minority Conference may never be as important as it will be this year. Politicians who have supported eliminating our STAR property tax checks, giving away free college to illegals and tablets to prisoners and raising our income...

Tague Announces Committee Assignments

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) is pleased to announce his committee assignments for the 2019 Legislative Session, including a seat as the ranking Minority member of the Tourism Committee. Using this position, Tague will highlight the unique...