Latest William Tong News

CVS, Walgreens announce opioid settlements totaling $10B

Nov. 02, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

The two largest U.S. pharmacy chains, CVS Health and Walgreen Co., announced agreements in principle Wednesday to pay about $5 billion each to settle lawsuits nationwide over the toll of opioids, and a lawyer said Walmart, a third pharmacy behemoth, is in discussions for a deal. The...

Connecticut AG creates special counsel for abortion rights

Oct. 11, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Democratic state attorney general announced plans Tuesday to appoint a new special counsel for reproductive rights, someone he said would be part of a “firewall” to protect the state's abortion rights laws. Attorney General William Tong said...

Gun owners, rights groups challenge Connecticut firearms ban

Sep. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year, gun rights groups and firearms owners have launched another attempt to overturn Connecticut's ban on certain semiautomatic rifles that was enacted in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 16, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 15, 2022. Editorial: CT should welcome fight on gun laws When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York state gun law earlier this year, Connecticut officials were quick to assure state residents of its limited scope. It’s...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 02, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 1, 2022. Editorial: It will take more than one day of recognition to stop CT’s growing opioid epidemic It should draw the attention of every adult in Connecticut to know that Fiona Cullinan Firine said, “my son didn’t stand a...

Connecticut AG opens probe into school official's comments

Sep. 01, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

Connecticut's attorney general said Thursday he will investigate any “potentially illegal discrimination” recorded in a viral video of a public elementary school assistant principal saying he'd prefer not to hire older and politically conservative staff, including Roman Catholics. ...