Governor Malloy’s general counsel,  Andrew McDonald,  says 27 cases were heard in the latest round of expedited arbitration hearings for state employees who applied for federal food assistance following Tropical Storm Irene.

McDonald says in the 27 most recent cases heard Friday,  the arbitrator agreed that the state employees had engaged in substantial misconduct  —  and imposed economic punishment of up to twelve weeks lost wages.

The state employees were among 23,000 state residents who applied for special federal food assistance, known as D-SNAP, claiming economic hardship because of the storm.


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