Press Releases

Tague, Lawmakers, Advocates Host Press Conference to Advance Bill Prohibiting State Mask Requirements for Children

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Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) was joined by lawmakers and parental advocates on Wednesday at a press conference to announce a bill he recently introduced to unmask children in schools, summer camps and similar settings while prohibiting state...

Tague Decries Passage Of Several Anti-Gun Bills

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is expressing his anger and disappointment following the passage of a series of bills that would restrict the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers, while driving gun sellers and manufacturers out of the state...

Tague Joins Assembly Minority in Demanding Termination of State Disaster Emergency Declaration

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is joining his Assembly and Senate Minority colleagues in demanding the termination of the state disaster emergency declared by Executive Order 202 before the end of the 2020-2021 legislative session, which is...

Tague Joins Assembly Minority in Pushing for Passage of ‘Restore Order’ Anti-Crime Initiative

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is joining his Assembly Minority Conference colleagues in calling for the passage of a package of bills known collectively as the “Restore Order” Initiative that were drafted in response to a recent...

Tague Lauds Passage of Bill Making ‘Nourish New York’ Farm to Food Bank Program Permanent

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), ranking member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, is celebrating the passage of legislation (A.5781A) that will make “Nourish New York,” established in the beginning of the pandemic, a permanent...

Tague Slams New Mandate That Forces Children as Young as 2 to Wear Masks for Hours in Childcare, Summer Camps

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is sounding off against new guidelines issued by Gov. Cuomo’s state Department of Health that mandate children in childcare centers and summer camps as young as 2 years old wear masks, whether indoors or...

Tague and Assembly Minority Aim to Prohibit Lawmakers from Profiting Off Book Deals Following Cuomo’s $5.1 Million Payday

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is joining Assembly Minority in rallying behind a bill that would prohibit statewide elected officials from profiting on published works while serving in their position. This legislation was crafted following...

Tague and Assembly Minority Stand In Opposition To Extension Of Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), is joining Assembly Minority in opposing the extension of a legislative moratorium on evictions, which Majority lawmakers aim to extend until August 31, 2021. Tague has opposed extending the moratorium in the...

Tague Stands by Comptroller Report Calling for Increased Oversight of Farm-to-School Program Spending

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), ranking member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, is standing by the findings of a report by the comptroller’s office that found 68 percent of spending within the 21 contracts audited by the Comptroller...

Tague Stands by Comptroller Report Calling for Increased Oversight of Farm-to-School Program Spending - Letter

Tague Hosts Forum on Dairy Industry for Legislators and Dairy Professionals

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), ranking member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, hosted a forum the evening of April 22 to discuss the challenges facing the dairy industry and what can be done collectively to address the concerns of...

Tague Joined by Assembly Minority in Calling on Speaker Heastie, Committee Chairs to Provide Justification for Restaurant Curfew

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is joining his Assembly Minority colleagues in calling on Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and relevant committee leaders to provide them with copies of the required notices and justifications from the governor’s...

Tague Slams Budget as Bloated and Irresponsible, Putting Illegal Immigrants Before NY Families and Small Biz

“After passing this budget, we will be spending more annually as a state than Texas and Florida combined, and will be spending nearly as much as California’s governor has proposed to spend in his state this year, which has approximately twice...

Tague Slams Assembly Majority for Sustaining Funding for Gov. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is railing against the decision by Assembly Majority to maintain $150 million in funding for Gov. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) in their capital projects budget bill. The governor...

Tague Calls on Gov. Cuomo to Release $1.3 Billion in Federal Housing Assistance

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) joined lawmakers today in calling on Gov. Cuomo to release $1.3 billion in federal CARES Act housing assistance to tenants and landlords. If the money goes unused by the end of September, it could be taken back...

Tague Opposes Bill Mandating Farmers Operate Own Recycling Programs

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, is lashing out against a proposed bill (A.5801) that would place responsibility on individual farmers and producers of agricultural foods to recycle...

Tague Joins Assembly and Senate Minority Members in Introducing Resolution to End 11 P.M. Bar and Restaurant Curfew

Today, Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) was joined by fellow Minority members from both the Senate and Assembly as they came together in calling for Gov. Cuomo’s 11p.m. curfew on bars and restaurants to be rescinded, introducing joint resolutions...

Tague Rails Against Proposed Cuts to Agritourism Funding, Advocates for Helping Both Farmers and Food Banks

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) is vocalizing his concerns regarding proposals within the Assembly Majority’s one-house budget and the effects they will have on agriculture in New York state. As the ranking member of the Assembly Committee...

Tague Applauds Announcement That Impeachment Investigation Will Look into Past Scandals

“Hearing that this impeachment probe will be comprehensive and address possible acts of corruption and wrongdoing other than the sexual harassment scandals is encouraging news for the future of politics in Albany. Between the Moreland Commission...

Tague And Assembly and Senate Minority to Introduce Joint Resolution to Overturn Gov’s Restaurant Mandates

Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie) and other Minority politicians in the New York State Assembly and Senate are introducing a joint resolution to overturn Gov. Cuomo’s arbitrary mandates on restaurants which have forced them to close by 11...