In WNPR's Where We Live radio show, Rep. William Tong and others discuss high-profile hate crimes in Connecticut and across the country and the need for tougher legislation and penalties. Michael Savino of the Meriden Record-Journal also explores the issue in this article.
Joined by his Judiciary Committee co-chair, Sen. Paul Doyle, and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney, Rep. William Tong announced comprehensive legislation to strengthen Connecticut’s hate crime laws to make them the strongest in the nation.
As House chairman of the legislature's Judiciary Committee, Rep. William Tong is leading legislation advocated by the Probate Courts to strengthen the standard of practice for conservators to prevent the financial exploitation of individuals.
Dozens of police chiefs from around Connecticut joined Rep. William Tong and other legislators in calling for passage of Tong’s bill requiring gun owners to show their gun permit if they’re visibly carrying a firearm in public and a police officer asks to see the permit.