Category Archives: Fiscal Accountability & Social Responsibility

Hwang on Fiscal Accountability & Social Responsibility

Hwang on Fiscal Accountability & Social Responsibility

We can maintain a balance between fiscal accountability and social responsibility. Government has a moral responsibility to ensure that the most vulnerable and at-risk in our communities are protected and guided to self-empowerment.

Commitment to Community

Historic Autism Insurance Coverage (PA 13-84)
Championed bipartisan legislation ensuring individuals with autism, who are currently covered by 2008 insurance legislation, will not have a gap in their coverage because of a possible change in the definition of the autism spectrum and related Affordable Care Act requirements.

Rail Commuters Safety & Advocacy (PA 13-178)
Authored amendment legislation which preserved the advocacy authority of the CT Rail Commuter Council and empowered the council to protect rail commuters’ right to challenge and demand the highest level of service and safety in commuter rail lines.

Cell Tower and Siting Council Legislation (PA 12-165)
Supported greater local control and considerations toward public safety and community quality of life related to cell tower locations.

GMO Food Labeling (PA 13-183)
Worked with local & international Genetically Engineered Food (GMO) labeling advocacy groups to pass landmark food labeling legislation that protect our “right to know” what is in our food source.

Bone Marrow Testing Insurance Coverage (PA 11-88)
Provided bipartisan leadership to develop landmark insurance coverage of bone marrow testing to support patients and families affected by blood cell cancers such as leukemia and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Seniors, are you worried about your future in Connecticut?

Seniors, are you worried about your future in Connecticut?

So is Tony Hwang! CT is an expensive place to live and retire. High taxes, particularly property taxes, and high energy costs are a heavy burden on those living on a fixed income. Increasingly, people who have lived and loved CT their whole lives are forced to move to less expensive states. Connecticut has the… Continue Reading

Hwang Has A Real Plan To Get The Metro North Rail Service Back On Track

Hwang Has A Real Plan To Get The Metro North Rail Service Back On Track

Tired of empty promises about Metro-North? So is Tony Hwang! “Hwang has fought efforts to raid the Special Transportation Fund and supported increased spending to keep our trains safe and on time. It is without hesitation that I endorse Tony Hwang for the State Senate and I encourage commuters to support his candidacy, too.” – Jim Cameron,… Continue Reading

Time to Turn the Lights Out on CL&P’s Rate Increase Request

Time to Turn the Lights Out on CL&P’s Rate Increase Request

State Rep. Tony Hwang, (R-134), candidate for state Senator of the 28th District, released the following statement today in response to Connecticut Light & Power’s request to increase its flat rate fee: “It’s absolutely mind boggling that CL&P would request such an outrageous rate increase. One can only assume they ‘blacked out’ their memory of… Continue Reading

Panel’s Report Shows Metro-North a Safe Way Forward

State Rep. Tony Hwang, (R-134), candidate for state Senator of the 28th District, released the following statement Aug. 29 about the release of the MTA’s Blue Ribbon Panel report: “In some ways, the MTA’s report tells us what we already know — that safety has unfortunately taken a back seat at Metro-North — but it… Continue Reading