Briefly: State leaders team up for fighter jets

Gov. M. Jodi Rell this week enlisted “Team Connecticut,” which includes her office and the state’s congressional delegation, to band together to protect the F-22 Raptor Program. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is attempting to cancel the $140 million-per-jet program, which employs between 2,000 and 3,000 state residents. “Team Connecticut” was last activated in 2005 to save the New London Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., from closure.