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M. Jodi Rell

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  • Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax; Attorneys Told Brainard He Had No Chance

    When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
  • Unions File Grievance Over Longevity Bonuses For State Managers

    State employee unions have filed a grievance over the highly controversial "longevity'' bonuses, saying that veteran state managers should not receive the money when union members do not. The dispute over the twice-yearly payments has been simmering at...
  • Chief Of Staff, Communications Director Leave Malloy Administration

    In a blow to the administration, Governor Dannel Malloy's trusted chief of staff, his deputy chief, and communications director are all leaving. Timothy F. Bannon, a workhorse who has held numerous positions in state government and the private sector,...
  • Big Night For Democrats; Upsets In Middletown, Milford

    Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities. In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...
  • Governors Malloy, Markell Travel Together To Kuwait, Afghanistan; Two Democrats Love Traveling; Markell Campaigned In Hartford For Malloy

    In Afghanistan this week, they were side by side. In Kuwait, too. Not long ago, Govs. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut and Jack Markell of Delaware were together in Hartford as well — to talk about the best ways to create jobs. And a year before...
  • Massacre Puts Spotlight On Law To Seize Guns From Mentally Unstable

    Here are a few items from Connecticut's annals of guns and mental illness: —A man who once was arrested for weapon violations was reported to Berlin police in 2004 by his landlord for having allegedly said, "I am going to kill myself and take a...
  • Lawsuit Over Regional Trash Agency Contract Provides Glimpse Into Capitol Communications

    A bitter lawsuit that charges favoritism and illegal lobbying provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes communications and inner workings of government at the state Capitol. The pitched battle between two high-profile Hartford Democrats has been...
  • Beyond The Lockstep Of Left, Right, Left

    Ann Coulter, the willowy Cohen look-alike and conservative provocateur, insists that she is more of a man than any liberal.     You know she's just having a little fun. Many talk radio/public affairs TV/newspaper columnists tend to spread the hyperbole a...
  • Threat To Democracy Averted!

    For newspapers such as The Hartford Courant, ``street sales'' are a mixed blessing. How much better it would be for the newspaper accountant and advertisers and just about everybody if you subscribed and got it delivered to your door -- or at least to one...
  • Ban Buying Soda With Food Stamps

    Ban Buying Soda With Food Stamps
    Heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and sleep apnea are just a few of the medical ailments associated with obesity. Yet we Americans keep eating more, exercising less and getting fatter. One-third of us are obese, and another...
  • State Scrapped School Safety Funding Program

    State Scrapped School Safety Funding Program
    As the legislature convenes just weeks after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, its focus is sure to include the issue of school security and questions over how to pay for needed upgrades. But fewer than three years ago the state pulled the plug...