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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

Jon Lender

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A State Pension Mess Fueled By Politics And A Commission's Reversal

A State Pension Mess Fueled By Politics And A Commission's Reversal

March 1, 2015

Sometimes when you make a mess, it seems that each new attempt to clean it up makes it even messier.