HARTFORD, Conn., June 29 (UPI) -- A Connecticut legislative committee completed its inquiry into whether Gov. John Rowland should be impeached, a probe made moot by Rowland's resignation.
The committee made no recommendations regarding impeachment, and will not formally file its report with the House clerk until Friday, one day after Rowland's resignation as governor takes affect, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday.
Rowland, a three-term Republican governor, has been under investigation by a federal grand jury and the Legislature for allegedly accepting improper gifts from companies that do business with the state.
The 38-page report by the legislative committee outlines what is termed as Rowland's reliance on gifts and favors from contractors and close aides. The federal investigation continues.
Rowland last week said he would resign effective July 1, when Lt. Gov. M. Jodi Rell is to be sworn in as Connecticut's 87th governor.