Clark Chapin has been nominated to succeed the late Rob Kane as the Republican auditor of public accounts.
Rob Kane, the Republican state auditor, was 53.
The General Assembly voted Wednesday to approve the appointment of former Sen. Rob Kane of Watertown as the Republican auditor of public accounts, a legislative patronage post that oversees a staff of more than 100 professional auditors.
Key legislators say a directive from budget director Benjamin Barnes restricting what agency heads can tell legislators about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal is hindering lawmakers in doing their jobs and will push more of the budget-writing process behind closed doors. Barnes says the administration simply works together “as one administration, with all our commissioners and agency heads.”
“Fiscal Sustainability: Critical to Connecticut’s Growth,” the third in a series of programs throughout the year discussing the state’s fiscal challenges and opportunities, will take place this morning starting at 7:30 a.m. at The Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Highway, Groton. The event is sponsored by Webster Bank.