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A Brave New World in State Government: Department of Public Works gives way to Department of Construction Services

On July 1, 2011, with little fanfare, but significant mystery, the Department of Public Works (DPW) was dissolved. Public Act No. 11-51, “An Act Implementing the Provisions of the Budget concerning the Judicial Branch, Child Protection, Criminal Justice, Weigh Stations and Certain State Agency Consolidations,” ultimately signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy on June 30, is a critical piece of the governor’s initiative to streamline Connecticut’s state government, and it will have an immediate impact upon the administration of vertical construction projects in the state. (more)

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