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Tong Blasts Attack On Justice McDonald

January 9, 2018

Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, gives a blistering statement on Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst’s criticism of Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s choice for chief justice.

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End-of-year Capitol report

December 15, 2017

During the 2017 legislative session, we implemented structural reforms that will not only help Connecticut steady its financial footing, but will also help spur economic development and restore millions of dollars to municipalities, our schools and core state services. As vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Planning and Development Committee, we were also able to pass legislation that helps Bridgeport, improves our judicial system and protects some of our most vulnerable citizens. I am proud to share information about some of these new laws with you.

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Many Districts Not Complying With Law Making Schools Safer After Sandy Hook

December 11, 2017

After 20 first-graders and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a law was enacted to make schools safer, but a Courant review of records found that almost half of the state’s districts are violating at least some aspect of the law requiring them to submit school security information.

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Funding Approved For Police Body Cameras

December 4, 2017

Just in case you hadn’t heard, the State Bond Commission has approved funding for body cameras for our city police. Both law enforcement authorities and victim advocates have supported technology such as body cameras, and this funding will help ensure that citizens and their rights are protected. New Haven was one of 14 municipal police departments approved for the purchase of body-worn recording equipment and digital stage devices.

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