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CT Food Association: Tolls, Minimum Wage, Paid FMLA, Soda Tax “Potentially Devastating”

Wayne Pesce, president of the Connecticut Food Association, says the combination of tolls on Connecticut’s highways, an increase to the state’s minimum wage and imposition of paid family medical leave program could be “potentially devastating” for its members. Between a pending 50 percent mandated wage increase, a paid family medical ...

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Connecticut employee sexually abused disabled women, still eligible for state pension

Ellis K. Hagstrom was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2014 for the repeated rape and sexual abuse of two disabled women he was supposed to care for while working for the Department Developmental Services. However, due to Connecticut’s strict policies on pension revocation Hagstrom will still be eligible to receive his pension. "Mr. Hagstrom's convictions do not qualify as predicate convictions," said Jaclyn Falkowski, spokeswoman for the Office of the Attorney General, "thus barring action by our office to seek revocation of his pension."

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