Kelly, Formica Call for Audit, Hearing on School Construction Financing Program

February 10, 2022

HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) today wrote to Connecticut State Auditors and Democratic legislative leaders seeking a state audit and public hearing on the state’s school construction financing program.


The Republican leaders’ request follows reports that federal authorities are conducting an investigating allegedly involving contracts for Connecticut school construction projects overseen by the executive branch.


“Connecticut has a responsibility to ensure that taxpayer sacrifices are always respected,” said Sens. Kelly and Formica. “An audit is vital to immediately identify and correct any breaches in public trust and begin a long process to rebuild public confidence. The legislature must also seek transparency and demand answers for the people we represent. Lawmakers have long raised concerns about the Governor’s administration shifting management of the school construction financing program from the Department of Administrative Services to the Office of Policy and Management. We have always said that school construction financing should be free of politics and partisanship. The reported federal investigation has tarnished the reputation of this vital financing program intended to support schools across the state. We must demand transparency, accountability, and answers to root out any wrongdoing and begin to rebuild public trust.”

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Letter to State Auditors

Letter to Legislative Leaders