Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly of Stratford and Deputy Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica of East Lyme on Tuesday formally requested an investigation of CPA business in a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong. The request is a response to revelations by the State Contracting Review Board of a 2018 CPA contract with a subsidiary of Seabury Capital for work that included managing the process of finding an operator of State Pier in New London. The CPA paid Seabury more than $700,000 for its work. The size of the contract has raised questions. As previously reported by The Day, CPA Chairman David Kooris explained in 2020 that the $523,500 payment was part of a settlement with Seabury related to the calculation of a success fee based on the capital contributions promised by offshore wind partners Ørsted and Eversource.