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September 29, 2014

Rowland’s $52K Pension Intact Despite Second Conviction

by Mary E. O'Leary | September 29, 2014 9:56pm

Douglas Healey file photo Former Gov. John G. Rowland may be facing 57 years in federal prison for his latest tangle with the law, but he will continue to collect his state pension.

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Dems Say Plagiarism Turned Into Coordination, Foley Camp Dismisses Claim

by Hugh McQuaid | September 29, 2014 12:50pm

Hugh McQuaid File Photo State Democrats filed a complaint against Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley Thursday, asking election regulators to investigate his campaign’s use of policy language from a think tank Foley founded. 

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September 25, 2014

Rowland Sentencing Postponed

by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2014 1:08pm

Douglas Healey file photo A federal judge agreed Thursday to postpone the sentencing of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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September 19, 2014

Jury Finds Rowland Guilty On All 7 Counts; Attorney Vows Appeal

by Hugh McQuaid | September 19, 2014 2:44pm

Douglas Healey file photo NEW HAVEN — A federal court jury unanimously agreed Friday that former Gov. John G. Rowland was again guilty of corruption. A decade after he resigned amidst scandal, jurors handed Rowland seven guilty verdicts related to two congressional campaigns.

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OP-ED | Can’t Stop the Campaign Cash Flow

by Susan Bigelow | September 19, 2014 8:00am

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About a decade ago, after John Rowland was chased from office, the state’s leaders decided once and for all to reduce the influence of campaign money on politics and government. The legislature passed a sweeping campaign finance reform bill, which, among other things, instituted a public finance system for state campaigns and banned campaign donations from state contractors.

So, how did that turn out?

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September 18, 2014

Jury Deliberating Rowland’s Fate

by Hugh McQuaid | September 18, 2014 11:44am

Hugh McQuaid / ctnewsjunkie (UPDATED 4:25 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — Lawyers on both sides of former governor John G. Rowland’s corruption trial wrapped up their closing arguments Thursday afternoon and left a jury to decide whether Rowland is guilty of conspiring to hide his role in congressional campaigns.

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Malloy Goes To Cali To Raise $$

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2014 11:14am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be in California both today and Friday.

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September 17, 2014

Judge Allows Witness Testimony, Defense Rests

by Christine Stuart | September 17, 2014 10:43am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Reversing course from previous rulings, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton allowed a defense witness Wednesday to testify about a conversation he had with Brian Foley, the government’s key witness in its case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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September 16, 2014

Judge Wrestles With Allowing Nursing Home Execs Testimony

by Hugh McQuaid | September 16, 2014 3:24pm

An exhibit in the case courtesy of the US government Calling a defense witness “woefully inaccurate” Judge Janet Bond Arterton rejected testimony, which would have been damaging to the government’s corruption case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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Election Regulators Call NU Solicitation ‘Egregious’

by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2014 1:55pm

Christine Stuart photo The State Elections Enforcement Commission dismissed a complaint against Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas May Tuesday, but not before offering some harsh criticism of the solicitation the state contractor sent last September to his employees.

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