- 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.

___

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


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide