Michael DiMassa, a former CT Democratic state representative, is accused of stealing more than $1 million from the city of West Haven.
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Audit: CT officials don’t know if COVID testing providers were overpaid
CT officials didn’t track whether testing providers who collected public funding were also collecting insurance payments, a new audit states.
Thomas, Rapini talk laws, integrity in CT Secretary of State debate
The debate offered a clear picture of Thomas’ and Rapini’s beliefs on early voting, absentee ballots, voter identification laws and more.
Gov. Lamont’s office ordered to take training on CT open records law
The CT Freedom of Information Commission ordered the staff to attend open records law training after they failed to fulfill an FOI request for two years.
Joe Courtney, Mike France debate abortion, economy and more
For Mike France, key issues were inflation and immigration. Joe Courtney focused on abortion and federal investments in his district.
Kosta Diamantis employee grievance case hearing set for Monday
The hearing will bring to a head a conflict that has been simmering since last fall and threatens to dredge up past disputes.
Officials vowed a speedy audit of CT’s school construction program after a scandal. Results could be months away.
Initial results from an audit of two programs overseen by Kosta Diamantis were to be available by late April. They haven’t been released.
Overdue fire inspections: Waterbury fatal blazes highlight statewide problem
CT fire marshals say they can’t always meet the requirement that every residence with three or more units be inspected annually.
Pocos fondos para ayudar la crisis de falta de vivienda en Connecticut
Las ciudades y pueblos de Connecticut recibieron un total combinado de $1500 millones en fondos de estímulo federal durante el año pasado.
CT towns got $1.5 billion from feds. They’ve budgeted roughly 1% for housing
The failure to spend federal stimulus funds on housing is a missed opportunity to make CT a more affordable place to live, advocates say.
Rapini and Thomas win primaries for Secretary of the State
Democrat Stephanie Thomas and Republican Dominic Rapini will face off in a race likely to focus on voting rights and state election law.
West Haven could lose grants, credit rating amid financial scandal
West Haven has been effectively cut out of grants from CT’s State Bond Commission, an indication of the extent of the city’s fiscal problems.
Wife of former CT lawmaker pleads guilty in West Haven theft case
Lauren DiMassa, wife of former state representative Michael DiMassa, faces prison time after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge.
A West Haven official approved contracts, payments for his family business
Robert Bruneau, a West Haven councilman and fire commissioner, signed off on payments to Bruneau’s Garage, a company owned by his family.
U.S. health secretary vows in CT visit to fight for abortion rights
Xavier Becerra said the Biden administration will use all of its powers to assist abortion providers and their patients.