CURRENT NEWS

Juvenile Justice Reform Bills Go Forward

April 1, 2016

The Judiciary Committee approved legislation this week in an effort to reform the juvenile justice system. "It keeps us away from mass incarceration. It helps us find a way for young people to be rehabilitated and make contributions,” says Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the committee.

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Judiciary OKs Tong Bill Protecting Children

March 28, 2016

Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, applauds his committee’s approval of legislation intended to protect children from school personnel who have committed abuse or sexual misconduct in other school systems. For more, read this CT Post news story.

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$35 Million For Businesses, Transportation

March 24, 2016

Rep. William Tong joins colleagues representing Stamford to applaud the State Bond Commission’s approval of funding totaling $35 million for the expansion of three Stamford businesses and a major transportation project.

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Tong Seeks To Protect Women, Children

March 14, 2016

Rep. William Tong and Sen. Eric Coleman, co-chairs of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, joined with Rep. Caroline Simmons, Sen. Mae Flexer and other legislators and advocates on Monday to call for passage of legislation created to reduce violence against women, trafficking of people and prostitution.

A new study shows that 86 percent of state voters support closing a loophole in Connecticut law that allows gun and ammunition purchases by people served with temporary restraining orders.

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