MEDICAL WASTE BILL GETS COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

The Assembly Regulated Professions Committee will consider legislation sponsored locally by Assemblyman Nelson Albano and Matt Milam to strip licenses from doctors who illegally dump medical waste. The sponsors introduced the measure after several South Jersey beaches were forced to close before 2008 Labor Day weekend after illegally dumped medical waste washed ashore. As many…

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER REFORMING ARBITRATION RULES

The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Monday to consider legislation to combat property taxes by reforming arbitration rules and limiting sick leave payouts for public workers. The Assembly State Government Committee, meanwhile, will discuss civil service reform. Other committees will consider bills to protect personal information stored on digital copiers, strip licenses from doctors who…

NJN TASK FORCE RELEASES FINDINGS

The bi-partisan Legislative Task Force On Public Broadcasting released the report on the future of NJN, laying out a series of findings that will allow the network to evolve and emerge a strong, vibrant and diverse public media outlet that will continue to serve the informational needs of the residents of New Jersey. The report…

MAN CONVICTED OF HEROIN CHARGES

An Atlantic County jury convicted an Atlantic City man of possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and obstructing the administration of law. He faces up to 11 1/2 years in prison when he is sentenced in December, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced. On April 30, 2009 at 5 p.m. Atlantic City…