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The Battles of Dan Malloy
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Part 20: The Road Ahead
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Part 18: Betting Big
Before they can even dream about Jackson Labs -- its high-dollar research science jobs and the high sheen it will give the state's name -- they have to make a decision about the Health Center. If...
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Part 16: Politics

"Hey, Colleen? I'm going to get this pebble out of my shoe."
The building at the corner of Main Street and Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford is a squat, brick affair, with a drive-in basement for the cars of the lobbyists, law firms and campaign committees that re...
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Part 14: Saving UBS
The guests packed the shoreline trophy of a house, eager for a chance to greet the eminence of realpolitik: the great Kissinger. Dilenschneider had run Hill & Knowlton, the giant public relations...
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Part 12: The Town Halls


"You've got to do it. You can't make these kinds of changes and hide."
[...] a giant mound of paper has accumulated on Dan Malloy's desk in his office, and the governor peers over it, from his slouch in the rolling leather chair, back at the senior adviser. "Le...
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Part 10: The Brink
Arielle Reich is walking through the underground concourse from the Capitol to the Legislative Office Building on June 22, off to grab a cup of coffee while the governor takes a meeting, when Colin O&...
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Part 19: Comforter-in-chief
Scrambling for a job that will pay enough, looking for a path through the days to the sort of security no one seems to be offering anymore -- work, a decent home, a car, children, a life. A phalanx o...
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Part 17: Fourth Estate
The story in question is by the paper's Capitol reporter, Ed Jacovino, and it reveals that Matt Gianquinto, a veteran of the Malloy campaign, is now an employee of the Department of Public Safety....
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Part 15: Storms
The poor soul on the other end of the line is a midlevel staffer from the White House, the latest in a series of second-tier federal officials from whom Malloy and his chief of staff, Tim Bannon, have...
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Part 13: Out of Bounds

The kids are off limits. This is the rule they try to enforce.
Mike Lawlor leans on the railing outside the governor's office on the second floor of the Capitol. The building hums and clatters with the noise of the Legislature in session, the slapping of sho...
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Part 11: Laying Them Off
Malloy has flown to Washington at 6 a.m., for a summit on health care policy, though he's been in contact that morning and the previous night with several of the people who now gather at the table...
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Part 9: The Breach
"See if the troopers have any Kevlar," says Andrew McDonald, the governor's legal counsel. Yes, he and Linda Yelmini, the state's veteran labor issues attorney, were sitting patient...
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One year in the life of a demanding, driven governor.