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
March 10, 2015
TONG LOOKS AT NEW WAY TO SAVE POPULAR PROGRAM
An avid fishing enthusiast, Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has proposed legislation that would pave the way to create a dedicated fund for state hatchery operations that would be separate from the regular state budget. READ MORE
March 5, 2015
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 THE STAMFORD DAILY VOICE ARTICLE
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 ARTICLE.
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.