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Jon Lender is a reporter on the politics and government beat. He writes The Courant’s Sunday investigative column, Government Watch. A reporter and editor for 40 years, he has received numerous regional and national journalism awards, including the 2004 George Polk Award for investigative stories by him and two other reporters about corruption involving Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who later served 10 months in federal prison. He began as a town reporter in Willimantic, Bristol, Southington and Middletown before switching to investigative reporting and government/politics coverage.

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Legislator's Bill Could Have Benefited His Insurance Agency — And He Was Told It Was OK

Legislator's Bill Could Have Benefited His Insurance Agency — And He Was Told It Was OK

April 18, 2015

Newly elected state Rep. John Scott, R-Groton, owns an insurance agency that serves as a broker for state-sponsored student health insurance at UConn, which all full-time students must obtain if they don't have their own personal policy or aren't carried on their parents' policy.

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