June 9, 2016

Applications Open for Housing Choice Voucher Program

March 11, 2015 Representative William Tong hailed an announcement that Charter Oak Communities (COC) will begin accepting preliminary applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program waiting list, formerly known as the Section 8 program. “We need to provide safe, affordable housing for those in need,” Rep. Tong said. “These kinds of investments undoubtedly pay long-term dividends, promote healthier lives, …

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June 9, 2016

Tong Looks at New Way to Save Popular Program

March 10, 2015 “I hope everybody who cares about this issue will join in the fight,” Tong said, adding that he hopes massive lobbying efforts from the fishing community, environmentalists, schoolchildren and parents, which saved the Kensington hatchery the last two times it was on the governor’s budget chopping block, will help save hatchery operations once again. The Kensington operation, …

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June 9, 2016

Stamford Students Join Reps Tong and Simmons to Protect Victims of Sex Abuse

March 6, 2015 Last year, scandal and a complete failure by school administrators rocked Stamford High School. The principal and assistant principal of Stamford High School were charged with failing to report a sexual relationship between a teacher and student. The administrators had knowledge of the sexual relationship dating back almost a year and did not report it to the …

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June 9, 2016

Banning Second-Hand Smoke is High Priority

Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has introduced legislation that would prohibit smoking on the state’s outdoor rail platforms. The bill has drawn strong support from the American Lung Association, which has cited the dangers of second-hand smoke. Read about it in the Stamford Daily Voice article here.

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June 9, 2016

Police Use of Drones Fuels Legislative Hearing

Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and other legislators weigh testimony from supporters and opponents of the use of drones for police surveillance. Read about the hearings in the CT Post here and in the New Haven Register here

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June 9, 2016

Tong Legislation Would Ban Smoking on Train Platforms

February 24, 2015 By Bill Cummings, Stamford Advocate HARTFORD — A Stamford lawmaker wants Connecticut to join New York and snuff out smoking on Metro-North and Amtrak rail platforms. One could forgive commuters, however, if they thought it was already against the law to smoke on train platforms in Connecticut. “No Smoking” signs are displayed on New Haven Line stations …

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June 9, 2016

Tong Heralds Governor’s Proposal for Preventing Domestic Violence

February 6, 2015 Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that, as part of the package of proposals he will introduce later this month, he will sponsor legislation designed to protect the victims of domestic violence. This legislation will prohibit possession of firearms for anyone who becomes subject to a temporary restraining order, eliminating a critical window of time during which …

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June 9, 2016

Proposed Reforms to Laws Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse, Misconduct in Schools to be Announced Tuesday

January 30, 2015 Rep. William Tong (D-Stamford, Darien), Rep. Dan Fox (D-Stamford) and other members of the Stamford legislative delegation will announce proposed reforms to state laws aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct in Connecticut schools during a press conference Tuesday in Stamford. Stressing the importance of the legislation he is introducing, Tong, the new House …

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June 9, 2016

Tong Backs Transportation Overhaul

January 20, 2015 By: Max Reiss, NBC Connecticut The imagery was exactly what Gov. Dannel Malloy was looking for as he walked the aisle of a brand new train car making its way from Springdale to New Canaan as part of the Metro-North New Canaan Branch on Tuesday afternoon. The governor said it represents the future of what Connecticut transportation …

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June 9, 2016

Helping Stamford’s Homeless

January 18, 2015 By Barbara Heins, Stamford Patch State Bonding Commission approves funding for Lighthouse 1 A Stamford project to create housing for the homeless was one of a number of projects receiving loans approved by the state Bonding Commission last week. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne Klein announced Friday that $9,555,585 in loans …

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