Conn. Gov. Rowland Resigns Six months after admitting he lied about accepting free renovations to his cottage that were paid for by state contractors, Connecticut Gov. John Rowland announces he will resign effective July 1. Although Rowland's resignation will put an end to impeachment proceedings, the 47-year-old Republican, now in his third term, could still be indicted on federal corruption charges. Av Harris of member station WNPR reports.