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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...
  • Changing Use Of Death Penalty Argues For Abolition

    In 1786, citizens gathered in New London to watch the public hanging for homicide of Hannah Occuish, a 12-year-old girl of mixed race. She might have been the youngest person in the United States ever to meet such a fate. In 1905, 73-year-old Gershom...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Long Hours And Sharp Elbows

     For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.     Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
  • 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...
  • It's Not Just The Economy: State Must Cut Spending

    It's Not Just The Economy: State Must Cut Spending
    Connecticut, one of the richest states per capita in the union, just can't seem to get on the plus side of the budget ledger. It's past time that it did. Despite a special session of the General Assembly called in December to eliminate a projected...
  • 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...