Senate GOP Pledges to Strengthen CT Bidding Rules in Wake of Embarrassing Scandal

May 21, 2024

Sen. Republican Leader <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Stephen Harding</a>, Sen. <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Henri Martin</a>, Ranking Senator on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, Sen. <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Eric Berthel</a>, Ranking Senator on the Education Committee today issued the following statement about a sentence in the <a href=”;selBillType=Bill&amp;bill_num=5524″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>254-page bond bill</a> that is expected to be signed by the governor which contains language that will allow construction managers to also bid on the subcontracts for school construction.

“In light of the embarrassing, national news-making school construction bidding scandal, the State of Connecticut should be <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>strengthening</span> its rules, not <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>relaxing</span> them. Rolling back reforms sends exactly the wrong message. Senate Republicans will introduce legislation in the next session to change the law back to its current form.”