April 19, 2013
STAMFORD LEGISLATORS DISCUSS BUDGET, UCONN CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS
Rep. William Tong joined other lawmakers at the Stamford Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual legislative luncheon to discuss the key issues this year, including gun control, the state budget, improvements to the UConn campus in Stamford and Governor Dannel Malloy’s controversial proposal to eliminate the tax on motor vehicles valued under $20,000. READ THE HOUR NEWS STORY
March 22, 2013
REP. TONG TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF BILL FULLY
FUNDING TASK FORCE TO ENFORCE GEN TRAFFICKING LAWS
To improve the ability of a statewide task force responsible for enforcing Connecticut’s laws against illegal trafficking of firearms, Rep. William Tong introduced legislation this year that would provide full funding for the group. READ MORE
March 15, 2013
REP. TONG LEADS PASSAGE OF BILLS OUT OF BANKS COMMITTEE
House Chair Advances Bills Protecting Consumers and Homeowners. READ MORE
March 14, 2013
REP. TONG APPLAUDS CONTINUED FUNDING OF JOB CREATING SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM
Connecticut’s “Step-Up” Program Receives Another $9.6M. READ MORE
March 1, 2013
STAMFORD TO HOST HEARING ON LEGISLATION BEING WEIGHED BY BANKS COMMITTEE
Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the legislature’s Banks Committee, has announced that the committee will hold a public hearing on bills it is considering at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Stamford.
January 30, 2013
HELP FOR DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS
Banks Committee Chairman William Tong welcomed Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed legislation Wednesday that is designed to protect homeowners facing mortgage delinquency or who are in foreclosure. The proposal also would streamline the process for addressing abandoned and blighted properties. 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.