Press Releases

Tague Calls for Special Session to Tackle Real Issues, Not Pay Raises for State Legislators

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C-Schoharie) today criticizedthe Majority lawmakers call to hold a special session to give themselves a pay raise. New York state legislators are currently the second-highest paid in the country, trailing only those in California. ...

Tague Bill Adopts Durham Valley Scenic Byway Into NYS Scenic Byway Systems

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C-Schoharie) today congratulated local officials as the Durham Valley Scenic Byway in Greene County was designated as part of the New York State Scenic Byways System. Scenic byways have shown to provide important benefits to...

Tague and Borrello Respond to Upstate Lawmakers Press Conference Regarding the Overtime Threshold for Farm Laborers

ALBANY – In response to a press conference by several Assembly Majority lawmakers decrying the decision of the Labor Commissioner and Farm Laborers Wage Board to approve lowering the overtime threshold for farm workers, Assemblyman Chris Tague and Sen....

Tague and Borrello Respond to Upstate Lawmakers Press Conference Regarding the Overtime Threshold for Farm Laborers

ALBANY – In response to a press conference by several Assembly Majority lawmakers decrying the decision of the Labor Commissioner and Farm Laborers Wage Board to approve lowering the overtime threshold for farm workers, Assemblyman Chris Tague and Sen....

Tague Welcomes the SEEC to New Office Building in Schoharie

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R, C - Schoharie) on Wednesday welcomed the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation (SEEC) to their new office building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The building was donated by Bank of America, and it will be Schoharie’s...

Tague Slams Labor Commissioner Reardon for Resolution Lowering Overtime Threshold for Farm Laborers

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) today slammed Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon for her decision to lower the farm laborer overtime threshold from 60 hours to 40. With this decision, you will see more and more staple products imported from...

Tague Concludes Fourth-Annual Bipartisan Tour of Farms and Agribusinesses

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) today concluded his fourth-annual tour of New York state farms, agribusinesses and agricultural facilities attended by a large, bipartisan group of Senate and Assembly members from across the state, which was...

Tague Cheers Introduction of Bill in Congress by Stefanik to Federally Block Farm Labor OT Threshold Reduction

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is applauding an announcement by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) that she is introducing the Protect Local Farms Act (H.R. 8756) in Congress, which would prevent the New York State Farm Laborers Wage Board's...

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...