Follow-Up Forum on Connecticut Port Authority Planned

Connecticut lawmakers will hold a second informational forum about the state Port Authority following the release of an audit that has raised additional concerns about the quasi-public agency's operations.

The General Assembly's Transportation Committee has scheduled the Dec. 4 meeting at the Legislative Office Building. The committee's first forum was held in August.

A recent state auditors' report revealed various issues, including a lack of statutorily required policies, such as procedures for using surplus funds.

Democratic Senator Carlo Leone of Stamford called it "incredibly alarming."

At the previous hearing, auditors noted how the authority operated for a period without accounting records detailing bank transactions.

The authority, which markets and coordinates development of the state's ports, originally came under scrutiny for paying a former board chairwoman's daughter $3,000 for office art.

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