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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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Jon Lender

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Lawyers Spar In Buildup To High-Stakes Hearing Over Firing Of Labor Relations Chief

Lawyers Spar In Buildup To High-Stakes Hearing Over Firing Of Labor Relations Chief

May 30, 2015

Linda Yelmini's high-profile appeal of her firing as the state's labor-relations chief is like a championship boxing match.