A federal appeals court Friday upheld Gov. John G. Rowland’s conviction and 30-month prison sentence for his role in a scheme to solicit two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 to secretly pay him as a political consultant in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws.
Near the end of his FBI career, Charles Urso helped send Republican Gov. John G. Rowland to prison in 2005. He said Thursday his second career as an elections cop ended in frustration — getting stonewalled trying to find out if Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy violated campaign finance reforms inspired by the Rowland scandal.
The Connecticut Democratic Party and the State Elections Enforcement Commission agreed Monday to settle a case that threatened to undermine campaign finance reforms inspired by the scandal that forced Gov. John G. Rowland from office in 2004. The party will pay a record $325,000 over 27 months to settle allegations of impropriety involving use of state contractor contributions in 2014 to support the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Connecticut’s former Republican state chairman, George Gallo, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hartford to a year and a day in prison for taking kickbacks on campaign mailings he arranged as chief of staff to the state legislature’s House GOP caucus.
The multi-million-dollar settlement of damages arising from former Gov. John G. Rowland’s illegal layoffs of unionized state employees will be ratified without a public hearing or, most likely, a debate by either chamber of the General Assembly.
He’s struck a multi-million-dollar deal to settle a protracted civil rights case by state employee unions against former Gov. John G. Rowland. Now, all Attorney General George Jepsen has to do is sell it to a cash-strapped legislature.
Nearly 11 years after John G. Rowland’s resignation, Connecticut is being asked to accept a multi-million-dollar settlement of damages arising from the former Republican governor’s layoffs of more than 2,000 unionized state employees, an act deemed illegal by a federal appeals court.
The General Assembly’s Republican minority moved Thursday to shape the debate on Connecticut’s system of publicly financing campaigns, demanding that Democrats close loopholes undermining the state’s clean-elections law. The GOP offers itself as the savior of a system whose creation was opposed by most Republicans.
The inauguration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will not have to share time on the evening news Wednesday with the sentencing in U.S. District Court of a predecessor, John G. Rowland.
Chris Healy, the former Republican state chairman who was a senior adviser to a 2012 congressional campaign that was derailed by scandal, will be a communication and policy analyst for the state Senate Republican minority.
It was a topic to avoid on the campaign trail, a $567 million punch line for much of his first term — “the busway to nowhere.” But now that he is re-elected and it’s nearing completion, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is embracing the rebranded “CT fastrak.”
John G. Rowland is using testimonials from his daughters and stepson, wife and ex-wife, the minister who served as his radio co-host, and others in a bid to convince a federal judge to disregard a probation officer’s calculation that sentencing guidelines call for the former governor to be returned to prison for up to 37 months.
The Connecticut Republican Party filed a lawsuit and elections complaint Friday accusing the state Democratic Party of illegally using federal campaign contributions to support the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
DANBURY — Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District candidates Elizabeth Esty and Mark Greenberg clashed on personal ethics, foreign affairs, energy policy and gun control Thursday during their first public forum.
Senior U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton has rescheduled the sentencing of former Gov. John G. Rowland for 10 a.m. on Jan. 7, casting a shadow over the opening of the General Assembly and the inauguration of the governor. A few political leaders say they hope the sentencing is changed.