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Federal investigation reveals millions in food stamp fraud

Waterbury grocer Raul Marcos Monarca-Gonazalez pled guilty in federal court on Tuesday to unlawful use of food stamps and conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud. Investigators estimate the amount of fraud to be in the millions. According to the press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Monarca’s store, WB Trade Fair Grocery, only stocked enough eligible food items for a maximum of $240,000 in food stamp purchases per year.

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Tax on Low-wage Jobs: Fewer Jobs, Higher Prices

The Yankee Institute released a policy brief today, Tax on Low-wage Jobs: Fewer Jobs, Higher Prices. Yankee President Carol Platt Liebau issued the following statement on the proposal to tax employers across Connecticut: “Taxing businesses that either can’t or don’t pay $15 per hour guarantees only one thing: Fewer jobs ...

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