When the Democrat-controlled General Assembly quietly removed 32 highly paid executive-branch jobs from the state's merit system last year and made them into politically appointed posts, it was unclear when the Malloy administration would begin ousting unwanted people it inherited from past governors.
Now we know.
At least five of the 32 have either left their jobs or are on the way out. Two were told outright that their services were no longer needed, two are mum, and one insists he left by his own choice. Most of them have had Republican affiliations over the years. Their replacements, so far, have been politically active Democrats.
But Malloy's people say the...