The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2021 Press Releases
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- 2/25/2021 Attorney General Tong Releases Response to Legislators' Request, Formal Opinion
Attorney General Tong Joins Fight Against Company Distributing 3D-Printed Gun Files Seeking to Stop State Law Enforcement Actions
Coalition of 21 AGs File SCOTUS Amicus Brief
Attorney General Tong Files Motion in Support of Extending Moratorium on Utility Shut Offs
Attorney General William Tong today filed a letter in support of extending the moratorium on utility shut offs.
Attorney General Tong Urges Passage of "For the People Act of 2021" Democracy Reforms
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of attorneys general sending a letter to Congressional leadership urging support for H.R. 1/S. 1, the For the People Act of 2021.
Attorney General Tong Welcomes Comcast Decision to Postpone Data Cap Rate Hike Until 2022
Attorney General William Tong issued a statement welcoming Comcast’s announcement today that they will postpone their ill-timed data cap until 2022. Attorney General Tong had strongly objected to implementing the rate hike in the midst of the ongoing public health and economic crisis.
AG Tong Calls for Cancellation of Federal Student Loan Debt
Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Congressional Resolutions Calling for the Cancellation of up to $50,000 in Debt Per Student Borrower
State Secures Custody of Neglected Horses, Announces Adoption Process
Attorney General William Tong and Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt today announced the state has secured custody of eight formerly malnourished and severely neglected horses seized from Laurel Ledge Farm in Oakdale. After extensive medical care and rehabilitation at the state’s Second Chance Large Animal Rehabilitation Program in Niantic, Attorney General Tong and Commissioner Hurlburt announced today the horses are available for public adoption.
Attorney General Tong Congratulates Kimberly Massicotte, Carletha Texidor, and Jessica Torres Shlatz and Judicial Nominations
Attorney General William Tong congratulated Assistant Attorneys General Kimberly Massicotte, Carletha Texidor, and Jessica Torres Shlatz on their nominations today to the Connecticut Superior Court bench.
Attorney General Tong Submits Testimony in Support of "An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers"
Attorney General William Tong submitted written testimony today in support of Senate Bill 835: "An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers," which seeks to protect women's health by prohibiting limited services pregnancy centers from engaging in false and misleading advertising.
Attorney General Tong Submits Testimony, Co-Authors Op-Ed Supporting Legislation to Prohibit Sale of Flavored Tobacco
Attorney General William Tong submitted testimony in support of Senate Bill 326, An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Flavored Cigarettes, Tobacco Products, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Vapor Products.
AG Tong Urges FCC to Protect Consumer Access to Affordable Communications Services
Attorney General William Tong has joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general, led by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect access to Lifeline for low-income consumers.
Attorney General Tong Seeks Penalties and Credits for Eversource's "Imprudent" Isaias Response
Eversource’s failure to communicate and protect public safety in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias was “imprudent” and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority should mandate consumer credits and make all findings necessary to levy penalties in an upcoming proceeding, Attorney General William Tong argued today in a brief before PURA.
Healthcare Company And Lab Pay $845k To Resolve Federal And State False Claims Act Allegation
Attorney General William Tong and John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Cordant Health Solutions entered into a civil settlement with the federal and state governments and have paid $845,108 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state False Claims Acts.
Connecticut Helps Lead $573 Million Settlement with McKinsey & Company for its Role in "Turbocharging" the Opioid Epidemic with Purdue Pharma
Attorney General William Tong today helped lead a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories in a $573 million settlement with McKinsey & Company.
Attorney General Tong Urges Comcast to Scrap Data Cap, Urges Public to Report Usage Data
Attorney General William Tong today strongly objected to Comcast’s ill-timed plan to implement a new data cap and urged the company to abandon the plan in the midst of the ongoing public health and economic crisis.