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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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Ex-Official Says Criticizing AG Jepsen, A Malloy Ally, Got Her Fired

Ex-Official Says Criticizing AG Jepsen, A Malloy Ally, Got Her Fired

April 11, 2015

Longtime state labor relations chief Linda J. Yelmini says that her abrupt firing, two weeks after the Nov. 4 election, was a delayed retaliation for her public criticism nine months earlier of Attorney General George Jepsen, a friend and political ally of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.