House OKs Opioid Abuse Prevention Bill

April 26, 2016

There has been a dramatic rise in prescription drug abuse, and it is something that affects each and every town in Connecticut as well as this country. The legislation that I co-sponsored and that was passed by the House this week I hope will stem the tide. For more on this issue, read this Courant news story.

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Against A Judicial Nomination

April 25, 2016

I addressed my colleagues in the House in opposing a judicial nomination, something that is not common, but an issue I considered important.

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Tong bill cracks down on telephone fraud

April 22, 2016

Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. This new legislation is aimed at putting the scammers out of business.

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Rep. Urban Advocates for Desmond's Law


Time to Pass Desmond's Law

April 20, 2016

Yesterday I was joined by my colleague Rep. Brenda Kupchick and animal welfare advocates for a press conference in support of Desmond's Law. This legislation would allow courts to assign volunteer legal advocates to assist in the prosecution of animal abuse cases.

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