New London officials say Kosta Diamantis told them to hire one company for remediation, but the state says it should have solicited bids.
The audit did not review interactions between school districts and the school construction grants program, administered by Kosta Diamantis.
Konstantinos Diamantis was a powerful state official until late October, 2021. Here’s a timeline of events in his story.
The state argues that the review board lacks jurisdiction to hear the appeal because Kosta Diamantis did not resign in good standing.
The reforms come as a federal investigation of the program under its former director, Kosta Diamantis, is underway.
The auditors found officials mismanaged audits and failed to enforce price caps meant to hold down costs for local school building projects.
A review of 80 audits reveals a dysfunctional system for examining and managing billions of dollars in school construction projects.
The subpoenas to Groton, Tolland, Bristol and Hartford seek records of communications with Kosta Diamantis and school building documents.
A legislative hearing explored new controls over school construction while avoiding allegations involving Kosta Diamantis
Democrats and Republicans are split over the sufficiency of Monday’s hearing about the school construction program involving Kosta Diamantis.
In 2020, Kosta Diamantis mounted a furious defense against an accusatory memo. He is still defending himself, but now the stakes are higher.
Gov. Ned Lamont praised his departing budget director Melissa McCaw then pivoted to efforts to rebuild confidence in his administration.
The General Assembly’s budget-writing panel is pushing back against Gov. Ned Lamont to assume greater control over contracting policies.
Gov. Ned Lamont is expected Friday to announce the departure of Melissa McCaw as the secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.
Such a bipartisan inquiry would explore whether the office overseen by Kosta Diamantis interfered with school construction projects.