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Sen. Fasano requests that AG Tong recuse himself from Tweed Appeal Decision

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — An effort to stop the runway expansion at Tweed-New Haven Airport is now underway.

State Senators Martin Looney and Len Fasano are urging State Attorney General William Tong to appeal last week’s ruling by a federal appeals court.

It stated Tweed can move forward with a runway expansion to bring more flights to the airport. Senators are concerned about safety, traffic, and noise. Both represent areas near Tweed.

UPDATE: July 23, 2019: Senate Republican Leader, Len Fasano (R- North Haven) has asked Attorney General William Tong requesting that he recuse himself from the decision making process:

“I am writing to you today to respectfully request that you recuse yourself from that decision making process. After a closer review of the extent of your political involvement and connection to New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and her clear stance opposing an appeal in the Tweed case, I believe you are facing an irreparable conflict and therefore I am respectfully requesting that you remove yourself from any decision making process relative to this manner.”

Sen. Fasano wrote to Attorney General Tong

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