Letter against Conn. ethics chief a fraud

HARTFORD, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- An anonymous letter that led to the firing Alan Plofsky as the state of Connecticut's ethics chief has been determined to be a fraud, court papers show.

Governor pulled from Bush team in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., May 20 (UPI) -- Connecticut's governor, subject of a federal investigation and possible impeachment, was replaced as the state chairman of President Bush's re-election team.

Governor admits lying but won't resign

HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Gov. John G. Rowland of Connecticut has admitted lying to residents of his state and pleaded to be allowed to stay in office.

Connecticut gov owns 'incorrect' statement

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Connecticut's governor has admitted to giving false and misleading information when questioned earlier this month about work done on his private cottage.

Brinkley charms Conn. lawmakers

BOSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- While the Massachusetts Senate began its budget debate Wednesday, Connecticut lawmakers were abuzz over a visit by supermodel Christie Brinkley.

Vermont lawmakers rush to adjourn

BOSTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Vermont lawmakers rushed Wednesday to resolve several issues, including funding public education, prior to Thursday's scheduled adjournment.

New England budget debates intensifying

BOSTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The debate over balancing deficit-ridden state budgets is intensifying in several New England states, reports Tuesday said.

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Conn. gov. vetoes tax-heavy proposal

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Democratic-controlled Connecticut Legislature was faced Thursday with trying to find a budget compromise to satisfy the state's Republican governor. Gov. John G. Rowland on Wednesday vetoed a proposal he said relied too heavily on increased taxes to c

States face worsening budget shortfalls

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- State budget deficits have grown 50 percent in the last two months with legislatures facing severe shortfalls for fiscal year 2004 as lawmakers consider dramatic cuts in local services and social service programs, according to the National Conference of S
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Budget impasse hardens in Conn.

BOSTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The impasse in filling a deficit in the current fiscal year's budget in Connecticut is hardening.

Deficit-fixing ideas debated

BOSTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Connecticut and Massachusetts were taking different approaches Wednesday as to how to address budget deficits.

Conn. gov. calls union suit a 'stunt'

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Connecticut Republican Gov. John G. Rowland says a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against him by state employee unions is a publicity stunt. The suit comes as legislators were poised Tuesday to vote on a tax package to help fill a $650-million budget

Conn. unions battle budget demands

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Battle lines between state employee unions and Gov. John G. Rowland hardened in Connecticut Monday. The unions prepared to file a lawsuit claiming the governor's demands for wage and benefit concessions violated their federal civil rights.

Deficit talk turns to taxes, layoffs

BOSTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Massachusetts lawmakers are now talking taxes despite earlier vows taxes were off the table to deal with budget deficits. The governor in Connecticut, meanwhile, has ordered a new round of state worker layoffs because unions have failed to go along with c
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John G. Rowland
WAP2001102566 - 25 OCTOBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Republican Governors Association Chairman Gov. John G. Rowland (CT) speaks at an RGA reception, October 25, 2001, at the National Building Museum in Washington. rlw/Roger Wollenberg UPI

John Grosvenor Rowland (born May 24, 1957, Waterbury, Connecticut) was the Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004; he is a member of the Republican Party. He is married to Patty Rowland, his second wife, and the couple have five children between them. In 2004, Rowland resigned from office during a corruption investigation, and later pleaded guilty in federal court to a one-count indictment for conspiracy to commit "honest services mail fraud" and tax fraud. He was the first Connecticut governor to be elected to three terms since 1784.

He served ten months in a federal prison until February 10, 2006, followed by four months house arrest at his home in West Hartford, Connecticut until June, 2006. His lieutenant governor was M. Jodi Rell, now the governor of Connecticut.

Rowland's political career began in 1980 when, at age 23, he was elected to the Connecticut State House of Representatives. He held his seat until 1984, when he was elected to represent Connecticut's 5th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives and was reelected in 1986 and 1988.

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