Assembly Panel To Consider Bills To Revise Arbitration & Limit Sick Leave Payouts

TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Monday to consider legislation to reform arbitration rules and limit sick leave payouts for public workers. The Assembly State Government Committee, meanwhile, will discuss civil service reform.

Local Residents With Disabilities Applaud Elimination Of R-Word

ELIZABETH – Community Access Unlimited (CAU), on behalf of its members with disabilities who live throughout Union County, applauded the recent signing of Rosa’s Law by President Obama, officially eliminating the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from federal education, health and labor laws.

Senate Panel Approves Bill To Require Criminal Background Checks For School Board Members

TRENTON– Legislation to tighten requirements for serving on boards of education was approved by the Senate Education Committee Thursday. The bill (A-444/S-295), which passed the Assembly unanimously in June, now heads to the full Senate for final legislative approval.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Sentenced To 45 Months In Prison For Providing Firearm To Convicted Felon

TRENTON—Antoine Dobson, a Deputy U.S. Marshal from Irvington, was sentenced last week to 45 months in prison for giving his off-duty firearm to a friend who was a convicted felon and lying under oath, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.