The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2020 Press Releases
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Attorney General William Tong Pushes For Graphic Image Warning Labels on Cigarette Packaging
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 25 attorneys general, led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, in filing an amicus brief supporting federal regulations requiring “graphic image” warning labels, which consist of color images that depict the dangers of smoking, on cigarette packages.
AG Tong Announces Restitution for 559 Consumers Targeted by Illegal Spark Energy Robocalls
Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull announced that they have agreed to a settlement that would provide for full restitution for at least 559 residential electric consumers who enrolled in overpriced contracts with Spark Energy as a result of an illegal robocall campaign.
Attorney General Tong Seeks Dismissal of Absentee Ballot Challenge
Attorney General William Tong will personally argue before the Connecticut Supreme Court Monday seeking to dismiss a challenge to the state’s absentee ballot provisions protecting voters in the August primary during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
AG Tong Joins Coalition Opposing Trump Administration Effort to Gut Asylum Protections
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general, led by California, in filing a comment letter opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to gut the nation’s asylum system.
Attorney General Tong Sues U.S. Department of Education for Unlawfully Repealing Critical "Borrower Defense" Regulations
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general in a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) challenging the unlawful repeal the 2016 “borrower defense” regulations protecting student-borrowers.
AG Tong Joins Multistate Coalition Urging US Senate to Increase Childcare Funding in the Next Federal Stimulus Package
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general urging the United States Senate to provide robust financial support for childcare providers in the next federal stimulus bill amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
AG Tong Statement on Trump Admin Decision to Rescind Visa Rule for International Students
Attorney General William Tong released a statement today following the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to rescind its cruel and unlawful visa rule for international students
CT Joins Lawsuit Seeking Nationwide Injunction Against New Visa Rule for International Students
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that threatens to bar hundreds of thousands of international students from studying in the United States.
Attorney General Tong: No One is Above the Law
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement on this morning's Supreme Court decisions in Trump v. Vance and Trump v. Mazars USA
Attorney General Tong Statement on Little Sisters of the Poor Decision
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement on this morning’s Supreme Court decision in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania.
Attorney General William Tong Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Robocalls
Attorney General William Tong today released a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Barr v. AAPC, which upheld the federal robocall ban. Earlier this year, Attorney General Tong joined a coalition of 33 states in filing an amicus brief in support of the ban.
Attorney General Tong Statement on DHS Student Visa Rule Change
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement on ICE's proposed rule change that would force international students to leave the country if their universities move classes online.
Attorney General Tong Joins Coalition Demanding Trump EPA Do Its Job to Control Methane Pollution
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general and the City of Chicago in a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the Trump Administration must stop ignoring its legal responsibility to control emissions of methane from existing oil and gas operations.
AG Tong Urges U.S. Department of Education to Rescind Title IX Enforcement Threat in Light of SCOTUS Decision
Attorney General William Tong today sent a letter urging that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights withdraw its “Letter of Impending Enforcement” targeting the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and several Connecticut municipalities in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County affirming that federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination against transgender people.
Attorney General Tong Leads Coalition Urging FERC to Curb Needless Incentives For Transmission Developers
Attorney General William Tong this week led a coalition of attorneys general, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Office of Consumer Counsel and the Maine Ratepayer Advocate urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject unnecessary and unjust incentive payments to transmission developers.