John G. Rowland

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Appeal denied, Rowland faces his second trip to prison

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. Continue Reading →

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Investigator says Malloy settlement keeps voters in the dark

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. Continue Reading →

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SEEC OKs record $325,000 settlement in Malloy campaign case

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. Continue Reading →

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Rowland’s violation of union rights to cost state millions

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. Continue Reading →

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A struggle for high ground on campaign reform in CT

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. Continue Reading →

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Rowland makes bid to avoid up to 37 months in prison

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. Continue Reading →

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GOP sues, claims Democrats illegally supported Malloy

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. Continue Reading →

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In 1st debate, Esty, Greenberg tangle on ethics, energy, foreign affairs

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. Continue Reading →

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