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.