May 27, 2015
TONG LEADS PASSAGE OF JUVENILE SENTENCING BILL
Rep. William Tong, co-chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, led the House of Representatives’ overwhelming approval of a bill that would ban lifetime sentences for juveniles. READ MORE
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May 14, 2015
STAMFORD RECEIVES GRANT FOR PRE-SCHOOL
Representative William Tong joined his colleagues who represent Stamford in praising the State Bond Commission’s approval of a $75,000 grant for pre-K education in Stamford. READ MORE
April 22, 2015
NEW STAMFORD PARKING GARAGE NEEDED NOW
Rep. William Tong tells WCBS 880 that it is imperative to move forward as quickly as possible with construction of a new parking garage to replace one of the crumbling older parking garages at the Stamford Transportation Center. READ MORE
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April 14, 2015
HOUSE APPROVES REP. TONG’S CYBER SECURITY BILL
Legislation co-sponsored by Representatives William Tong and Caroline Simmons has been approved by the state House of Representatives with Democratic and Republican support. READ MORE
March 20, 2015
REP. TONG GUIDES EMOTIONAL HEARING ON AID IN DYING BILL
Kelly Luxenberg and John McKinney each lived through the wrenching process of watching a parent endure a prolonged, debilitating and ultimately fatal illness. Yet their harrowing experiences left them on opposite sides of an emotional debate over legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to seek a doctor's help to end their lives. READ MORE
March 11, 2015
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM
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. READ MORE
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.