- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - East Haven’s mayor has gone to court in an effort to have his firefighter’s disability pension reinstated.

Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. lost the $43,000 annual pension in 2011 after the state comptroller’s office ruled that retired municipal workers cannot collect pensions if they re-enter the workforce.

The State Employment Retirement Commission in May voted not to reinstate the pension, which Maturo began receiving in 1991 after injuring his back while working as a firefighter.

The New Haven Register reports (https://bit.ly/1lMkDeq) Maturo filed an the appeal of that decision Monday in Superior Court. Maturo’s lawyers assert the commission’s ruling was based solely on his political affiliation as a Republican.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year vetoed legislation that would have restored the pension.

Maturo earns $85,000 a year as mayor.

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Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com

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