June 9, 2016

Access Health Deadline December 15th

Open Enrollment for Access Health CT is currently going on, but you need to sign up by December 15th, if you want your coverage to start on January 1, 2016. We all want to be healthy, and if we get sick, we want to make sure we can get the care we need without having to worry about paying high …

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June 9, 2016

Rep. Tong Leads Commission to Make State More Economically Competitive

November 5, 2015 The new Commission on Economic Competitiveness met Thursday and will meet again Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 8 to develop policies for making the state more economically competitive. The commission will analyze the impact state tax policy has on state business and industry, and examine the needs of large and small state businesses and industries and …

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June 9, 2016

Rep. Tong Praises Bipartisan Efforts at Signing of 2nd Chance Bill

July 9, 2015 Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, speaks at bill signing ceremony commemorating passage of Second Chance legislation. Rep. William Tong watches as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs Second Chance legislation at the State Capitol. Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, joined other officials Thursday at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill …

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June 9, 2016

Stamford Delegation Secures Expansion for Stamford’s Rodgers International Magnet School

July 7, 2015 STAMFORD, CT — Attendance in Stamford Public Schools has grown by nearly 5,000 new students in the past fifteen years and more growth is expected in the future. Today, Stamford’s delegation to the General Assembly announced that they have secured funding for a critical expansion of the Rogers International Inter-District Magnet School which will help meet the …

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June 9, 2016

Tong Leads Passage of Juvenile Sentencing Bill

May 27, 2015 Juvenile sentencing changes pass House, but with new amendment heads back to Senate By Mike Savino Journal Inquirer Journal Inquirer HARTFORD — The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would ban lifetime sentences for juveniles and require that judges weigh certain mitigating factors when imposing punishment on minors convicted of certain serious felonies. The …

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June 9, 2016

Tong Praises State Grant for Stamford Pre-K

May 14, 2015 “There is nothing more important than our children,” Rep. William Tong said. “We need to give them the skills they need to reach their full potential, and this funding helps us reach that important goal. “I am grateful for Governor Malloy’s support of our efforts to expand pre-school opportunities for everyone. The happiness and success of our …

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June 9, 2016

New Stamford Parking Garage Needed Now

“We’ve got to get this done as soon as possible because commuters, they can’t wait,” Rep. William Tong told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “We’re being held hostage by this process.” The parking garage was suddenly shut earlier this month after the DOT discovered chunks of concrete falling to the level below. Commuter advocate Jim Cameron said more …

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June 9, 2016

House Approves Rep. Tong’s Cyber Security Bill

April 14, 2015 Legislation, brought about in part as a result of the recent Anthem security breach, has been approved by the state House of Representatives with Democratic and Republican support. The Anthem security breach, as well as approximately 400 other data security breaches that took place in CT in 2013, illustrate the increasing threat of cyber-attacks and the vulnerability …

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June 9, 2016

Rep. Tong Guides Emotional Hearing on Aid in Dying Bill

March 20, 2015 State Rep. William Tong, co-chairman of the committee, welcomed McKinney back to the Legislature, which he left to seek the Republican nomination for governor last year. Tong agreed that it will be intensely personal decisions for members of the committee and possibly the rest of the General Assembly if the bill moves forward. “It’s also incumbent on …

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