Officials are preparing to audit how Connecticut’s 169 towns and cities spent roughly $60 million in federal COVID relief funding.
West Haven officials spent COVID relief funds on a marching band for the city’s Memorial Day parade documents show.
Auditors are to review overtime-related pay that went to several West Haven officials as part of an ongoing investigation.
DiMassa’s resignation comes less than a week after he was indicted for allegedly stealing federal relief money.
Documents show how Michael DiMassa, a state lawmaker, allegedly funneled over $636,000 to an alleged shell company he created.
The West Haven Democrat allegedly misappropriated more than $636,000 in federal pandemic relief funding from the city of West Haven.
The mayor said an audit identified problems with how the municipality managed $1.2 million it received through the CARES Act.
The lawmakers say the burden of correcting the overpayments shouldn’t be on people who filed their applications in good faith.
State officials have issued thousands of letters instructing some people to repay unemployment benefits they received during the pandemic.
Over the next two years, some 2,400 sites in Connecticut will be inspected for possible contamination with PFAS chemicals.
It remains unclear how many municipal police officers are wearing body cameras and how many still need them.
Some Connecticut cities are reverting to virtual public meetings and reimplementing mask mandates in government buildings.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s office reported an additional 295 cases Thursday out of 13,270 tests, amounting to a 2.2% positivity rate.
The deal is part of a larger, $26 billion settlement the companies negotiated with state and local governments.