William Tong
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 2405
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
William.Tong@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
99 Chestnut Hill Road
Stamford, CT 06903-4030

Current News & Issues

February 25, 2015
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 NEWS ARTICLES IN THE CONNECTICUT POST AND THE NEW HAVEN REGISTER

February 24, 2015
TONG LEGISLATION WOULD BAN SMOKING ON TRAIN PLATFORMS
Second-hand smoke is dangerous and various officials and members of the public turned out at a public hearing in support of legislation proposed by Rep. Tong that would ban smoking on train platforms in Connecticut. For more details on this issue, READ THE STAMFORD ADVOCATE NEWS ARTICLE.

February 10, 2015
INFORMATION CONCERNING ANTHEM DATA BREACH
The recent computer data breach has affected millions of people, and you should be concerned about whether it has an impact on you. I hope the following information is of help. READ MORE

February 6, 2015
REP. TONG HERALDS GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL FOR PREVENTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
"This legislation is critical to protect families from domestic violence. Families, particularly children, should not have to wait weeks for a court hearing when they are in any kind of danger because another person has access to a gun," Rep. Tong said. READ MORE

January 30, 2015
PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING REFORMS TO SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTING LAWS IN SCHOOLS
Rep. William Tong, Rep. Dan Fox 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. READ MORE

January 20, 2015
TONG BACKS TRANSPORTATION OVERHAUL
“This new Canaan quarter, this line, this is our lifeline to Connecticut’s economy and it’s our lifeline to maybe the most important economic center in the world, New York City,” Rep. Tong said. READ MORE

January 20, 2015
HELPING STAMFORD’S HOMELESS
Rep. William Tong is praising the approval of state money to be used for the creation of housing for the homeless. READ MORE

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DISCOUNTED RATES FOR WATER TESTING

The City of Stamford has negotiated with a local water testing company to provide testing for all Stamford residents with wells at a reasonable price. The company is Environmental Analysis Corporation, which is based in New Canaan. The contact is John Voorhees, and his telephone number is (203) 966-5144.

Environmental Analyis Corporation will provide the following testing in conjunction with a state certified testing laboratory:

505 TEST ($250). The test is designed to detect the presence of certain pesticides, including Dieldrin and Chlordane, and it is known to be a very sensitive test.

METALS ($100). This test is designed to detect the presence of certain metals, including uranium, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury.

524.2 TEST ($100). This test is designed to detect the presence of volatile organic compounds, and is generally associated with testing for common residential contaminants.