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Inquiry to Be Held on Gifts to Governor

THE NATION | IN BRIEF / CONNECTICUT

January 15, 2004|From Times Wire Services

The state Legislature will form a bipartisan committee to investigate the scandal surrounding Gov. John G. Rowland and recommend whether he should be impeached, House Speaker Moira Lyons said.

Lyons, a Democrat, made the announcement after she met privately with the Republican governor.

The three-term governor last month admitted accepting gifts and free work on his vacation cottage from politically connected friends, state employees and a contractor, something he initially denied. He has maintained that he never returned the favors and has apologized for lying about the gifts.

Federal agents say Rowland is a subject of an investigation.

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