2019 Press Releases
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UNSEALED OPIOID COMPLAINT-- ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG RELEASES NEW SHOCKING EMAILS FROM PURDUE'S RICHARD SACKLER
Attorney General William Tong today released Connecticut's unredacted complaint against Purdue Pharma, revealing previously undisclosed shocking and offensive emails from Purdue's former director Richard Sackler.
- 5/3/2019 ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTISTATE MOTION TO BLOCK PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM DIVERTING FUNDS AND RESOURCES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A BORDER WALL
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG OPPOSES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PROPOSAL TO END COST-SAVING ENERGY STANDARDS FOR LIGHTBULBS
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in filing a comment letter opposing the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal to overturn energy efficiency requirements for certain lightbulbs.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTISTATE COALITION URGING FDA BAN ON FLAVORED E CIGARETTES
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of seven attorneys general in filing comments this week urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take stronger action to address the scourge of e-cigarette use among youth, including a full ban on all flavored e-cigarettes.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH DEVELOPERS FOR REHABILITATION OF MAIN STREET WILLIMANTIC HISTORIC DISTRICT
Attorney General William Tong today announced a negotiated settlement agreement between the state and two property developers to preserve the historic Nathan Hale Hotel building and enhance the Main Street Historic District in Willimantic.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG, CONSUMER COUNSEL KATZ APPLAUD FINAL DECISION THAT IMPOSES $1.5M FINE, PENALTIES ON DIRECT ENERGY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER
Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz praised a final decision issued today by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to fine third-party electric supplier Direct Energy $1.5 million for violating Connecticut statues by employing misleading sales and marketing practices.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ISSUED IN TITLE X GAG RULE
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today after a federal judge in Washington issued a preliminary injunction Thursday temporarily blocking the Trump administration from applying an unconstitutional "gag rule" on Title X reproductive health providers.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS 20-STATE COALITION URGING U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEES TO PROTECT STUDENT VETERANS FROM EXPLOITATION BY FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS
Attorney General William Tong, along with 19 other state attorneys general submitted a statement for consideration to Congress during a joint field hearing of the U.S. House Education and Labor and Veterans Affairs Committees taking place this afternoon in El Cajon, California.
- 4/24/2019 ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT ARGUMENTS ON CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION
CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMISSIONER AND ATTORNEY GENERAL URGE FAMILIES TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT CHARITY DONATIONS IN WAKE OF SRI LANKA BOMBINGS
The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, and Attorney General William Tong are urging those who wish to donate to victims of families of the attacks in Sri Lanka to donate carefully. Scammers often take advantage of those who want to support others after major crisis like this.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG EXPANDS LAWSUIT AGAINST PURDUE, SACKLERS, ALLEGES FRAUDULENT TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO EVADE ACCOUNTABILITY TO CONNECTICUT VICTIMS OF OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has filed an expanded, amended lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, members of the Sackler family, former members of Purdue's Board of Directors and corporate executives, and Sackler-controlled companies alleging fraudulent transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars from Purdue Pharma to the Sacklers to evade liability and accountability to Connecticut victims of the opioid epidemic.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS COALITION CALLING ON EPA TO WITHDRAW PROPOSAL TO UNDERMINE MERCURY AND AIR TOXICS STANDARDS
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 26 states, counties, and cities in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its unlawful proposal to reverse the agency’s determination—first made nearly 20 years ago—that it is “appropriate and necessary” under the federal Clean Air Act to regulate mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal plants.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG, MULTISTATE COALITION FILE BRIEF IN ONGOING LAWSUIT TO PROTECT STATE, MUNICIPALITIES FROM UNLAWFUL RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC SAFETY GRANTS
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of six other Attorneys General in filing a brief today in their lawsuit to block the Trump administration’s efforts to punish so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions by putting immigration-related conditions on the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program (Byrne JAG), a federal law enforcement grant.
AN OPEN LETTER TO CONNECTICUT ON MY 100TH DAY AS YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL
Today marks 100 days since I first took the oath of office as your 45th Attorney General.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG, CONSUMER COUNSEL KATZ SUPPORT BAN OF “AUTO-RENEWALS” IN THIRD-PARTY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER CONTRACTS
Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today urged legislators to pass the comprehensive suite of protections for existing and prospective customers of third-party electric suppliers in House Bill No. 7155, An Act Concerning Consumer Protections for Customers of Electric Suppliers, including a proposed ban of so-called “auto-renewals” of third-party supplier contracts with residential consumers.