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M. Jodi Rell

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  • No More Low-Number License Plate Favors

    Louis Goldberg, a commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in the 1990s, had an explanation for why some people dearly want low-number license plates. "People will do anything to get these things so they can get that look from a passing car,...
  • State Ban On Chemical In Children's Products Starts Saturday

    Environmental advocates are celebrating a new law that takes effect Saturday that bans a toxic chemical from use in certain children's products. The new law - the first in the nation - bans products containing bisphenol A, or BPA, which is used to harden...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Staff Chief For Rell Collects $55,200 Pension At 51

    Ex-Staff Chief For Rell Collects $55,200 Pension At 51
    A big question at the end of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's term was what would become of her powerful chief of staff, M. Lisa Moody, who some observers said had more of a direct hand in running the government than Rell did during their 6½ years in the famous...
  • Christmas Sales Could Help State Coffers

    With the Christmas shopping season off to a rousing start, state officials are hoping this will be the best season in years for sales taxes pouring into state coffers. The gifts being purchased at a brisk pace at malls and retail outlets from Danbury...
  • NTSB Wants To Ban All Cellphones While Driving

    NTSB Wants To Ban All Cellphones While Driving
    In a surprising move, the National Transportation Board is calling upon states to prohibit the use of all cellphones in cars, including hands-free devices. The landmark ban would go beyond the current law in Connecticut, which allows the use of hands-...
  • August 21, 2011-Calling Dr. Lee!

    August 21, 2011-Calling Dr. Lee!
      Many years ago, the Courant's editorial board visited the State Police crime lab in Meriden. The boss himself, Dr. Henry Lee, gave us a complete tour. After the tour, we had lunch in the cafeteria where Dr. Lee made certain observations about us...