2019 Press Releases
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ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG: LONG ISLAND SOUND DREDGING CHALLENGE LACKS MERIT
(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong has filed a memorandum of law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York describing the exhaustive administrative record, economic need, and environmental safeguards that clearly support the lawful selection of the Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site for dredged materials.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON DOJ SETTLEMENT WITH HERITAGE PHARMACEUTICALS OVER GENERIC DRUG PRICE FIXING
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today regarding news that Heritage Pharmaceuticals has entered into a $7 million criminal and civil settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding price fixing of generic drugs.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON DEFERRED ACTION FOR SUJITNO SAJUTI
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding Sujitno Sajuti, who will leave sanctuary today after being granted deferred action and relief from deportation.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS COALITION OF 15 AGS IN BRIEF TO PROTECT CRITICAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNDING FROM TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL OVERREACH
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 15 states led by New York Attorney General Letitia James in filing an amicus brief to protect states and localities from the Trump Administration's efforts to punish so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions by putting immigration-related conditions on federal funding for law enforcement efforts. The administration has continuously attempted to punish these jurisdictions by putting these unlawful conditions on the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program (Byrne-JAG), a federal law enforcement grant allocated to States and localities.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTISTATE COALITION TO OPPOSE FEDERAL ROLLBACK OF OVERTIME PROTECTIONS
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 15 state attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) not to adopt its proposal which reverses federal overtime protections for workers.
AG TONG JOINS COALITION CALLING FOR AUTOMATIC DISCHARGES OF STUDENT LOANS FOR TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERANS
Attorney General William Tong today joined a group of 52 state attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG CONTINUES FIGHT TO PROTECT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, JOINS COALITION OF 21 ATTORNEYS GENERAL CHALLENGING BASELESS ATTACKS ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition 20 states and the District of Columbia led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in filing a response in Texas v. U.S., defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans. Today’s brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, argues that every provision of the ACA remains valid. It further argues that the position taken by the Trump Administration and the Texas-led coalition is legally incorrect and dangerous to our healthcare system.
AG AND DCP URGE CONSUMERS TO USE DRESSBARN GIFT CARDS BEFORE RETAIL OUTLET CLOSES ITS STORES
Attorney General William Tong and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull today advised Connecticut consumers to use any unused gift cards and to make any necessary returns to Dressbarn before the women's clothing chain closes its stores.
CONNECTICUT JOINS COALITION OF 23 CITIES AND STATES SUING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO STOP RULE ALLOWING DISCRIMINATION IN PROVIDING HEALTH CARE
HHS Final Rule Seeks to Expand Ability of Businesses and Individuals to Refuse to Provide Necessary Health Care on the Basis of Their “Religious, Moral, Ethical, or Other” Beliefs
AG TONG JOINS 25-STATE COALITION OPPOSING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLBACK OF COMMON-SENSE PROTECTIONS FOR PAYDAY LOAN BORROWERS
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 25 states opposing the Trump Administration’s efforts to eliminate rules protecting consumers from abusive payday and vehicle title loans.
- 5/15/2019 LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT IN CONNECTICUT PASSES HOUSE
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTISTATE LAWSUIT DEFENDING MEDICAID HOMECARE WORKERS
Attorney General William Tong today joined a multistate lawsuit led by California, to oppose the Trump Administration’s final rule that undermines Connecticut's 4,300 direct homecare workers who provide services to 15,000 Medicaid recipients each month through the state's Medicaid personal care services program.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG LEADS 44-STATE COALITION IN ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS, 19 OTHER GENERIC DRUG MANUFACTURERS, 15 INDIVIDUALS IN CONSPIRACY TO FIX PRICES AND ALLOCATE MARKETS FOR MORE THAN 100 DIFFERENT GENERIC DRUGS
Attorney General William Tong led a 44-state coalition in announcing a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different generic drugs.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS 42 ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL RULES TO BETTER COMBAT ROBOCALLS
After 47.8 billion robocalls were made in the U.S. in 2018, Attorney General William Tong joined a bipartisan coalition of 42 attorneys general in a comment letter supporting the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposed rules to improve and expand the prohibition on "caller ID" spoofing."
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS COALITION OF 38 STATES URGING CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ALLOWING MARIJUANA-RELATED BUSINESS TO ACCESS THE BANKING SYSTEM
(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong today joined a bipartisan coalition of 38 states and territorial attorneys general urging Congress to pass the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595) or similar measures that would give legal marijuana-related businesses access to the federal banking system.