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M. Jodi Rell

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  • Mortgage Crisis: State Programs Reaching Only A Fraction Of Those In Need

    When Carl and Anjanee Wright fell behind in their mortgage payments a little more than a year ago, the Windsor couple saw the state's new foreclosure prevention programs as a beacon of hope. They felt sure that they would qualify. After all, they both...
  • State Mortgage Reform Bill Offers Hope For Homeowners

    There's a sense of ownership pride along with signs of stress at Lisa Murzin-Pelcz's home on Winding Lane in East Hartford. Her wooden swing adorns the front yard, and a banner with flowers and a ladybug hangs by the door. Around back, an old floor...
  • Police Believe Two Men Shot Near Train Station Were Targeted

    The irony of Monday morning's fatal shooting of two men in Hartford was not lost on the Rev. Henry Brown. "Less than five hours before we marched on the state Capitol, two more men got shot dead in the street," said Brown, who led about 100 protesters...
  • Motive May Involve Dispute Over Woman

    Two men who were gunned down on a Hartford street early Monday were killed in a dispute over a woman, an anonymous source familiar with the incident said Tuesday. Lamar Allen Gresham, 21, and Carlos Ortiz, who would have turned 24 next month, were both...
  • Second Look: State's Homeless Shelters Brace For More Funding Cuts

    Second Look: State's Homeless Shelters Brace For More Funding Cuts
    Brian Baker is worried. As assistant director of a Hartford homeless shelter that has reached capacity, he and his staff have turned away nearly 2,000 people this year. He helps the poorest of the poor, including poverty-stricken families whose...
  • State Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    State Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
    The state Supreme Court on Friday delivered gay and lesbian couples the validation they have long been seeking — the right to marry. In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that same-sex couples cannot be prevented from marrying — and that civil...
  • Pensions Paid To Guilty Officials

    Five convicted state officials who left office after pleading guilty to various crimes are cumulatively collecting nearly $100,000 a year in pensions paid by state taxpayers. That total could rise in the next few years, when former Gov. John G. Rowland...
  • Nursing Home Staffing Rules' Cost Feared

    The state's budget chief told nursing home administrators Wednesday that he has no problem with a proposal to raise staffing ratios at nursing homes — except money. State budget director Robert Genuario said he is concerned that Democratic...
  • Home Invasion Suspect Had Little Rehab For Sex Offense

    The ex-convict accused in this week's fatal New Britain home invasion dropped out of a sex offender treatment program during a 10-year prison stint that involved seemingly little rehabilitation, according to prison and parole documents. Leslie Williams,...
  • Rell Seeks Overhaul Of Law For Dangerous Criminals

    Gov. M. Jodi Rell called Thursday for the overhaul of the state's complicated law for dangerous criminals, and she immediately received support from top Democrats in the wake of this week's New Britain double shooting. The state's current version of...
  • Rell, Others Laud N.Y.'s Rejection Of Broadwater Gas Plant

    Opponents cheered as New York Gov. David Paterson declared Thursday, "The fact is, Broadwater is behind us." But the high-stakes battle over Broadwater Energy's plan to put a massive, floating, natural-gas plant in Long Island Sound isn't over yet. The...
  • Legislature Left Nursing-Home Reforms On Table

    For months, state Sen. Edith Prague rallied support for nursing-home reforms from Democratic leaders and advocates for the elderly, telling anyone who would listen that "this is the year" for improvements to minimum-staffing requirements and stronger...