Posted on March 20, 2023
The Connecticut Port Authority has been plagued with problems. Accusations of nepotism, government resources wasted on frivolous expenditures, infighting among members of the board of directors, ballooning project costs, and even an investigation by federal criminal authorities.
Today, I testified in front of the Government Administration and Elections Committee in support of HB-5692, An Act Concerning Oversight of the Connecticut Port Authority, a House Republican caucus proposal that would cleanup the CPA in two ways. First, it takes the important and necessary step of subjecting the CPA to competitive bidding requirements. Second, it eliminates the sunset provision created by Public Act 21-2 and permanently subjects the CPA to oversight by the State Contracting Standards Board.