Mayor Fight, Marijuana and the End of Sears – Tuesday’s Roundup

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Mayor Fight
The Atlantic City Dem Committee voted to denounce Mayor Gilliam and Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy last night in an emergency session. You can read our fun story here. Please do.

Marijuana
The recreational marijuana bill moved out of committee yesterday and heads to a full vote in the state legislature, which could come as early as December 17, the valuable Spotlight reports, adding that the bill’s proponents don’t quite have the votes, but they’re close enough.

One issue that’s still being hashed (sorry) out is the workplace: How employers can test and what the penalties would be. Dianna Houenou, at the ACLUNJ, said, “We do expect employers to reduce their reliance on testing for THC in their employees,” per ROI-NJ.

Sears Apocalypse 
The Hamilton Mall Sears is closing and had a big final sale over the weekend. Friend of the site Jim Doorn sent us an apocalyptic note, with pictures.

Sears Holdings is in Chapter 11 and is closing stores across the country. It has said, reportedly, about 400 stores could be profitable if it makes it out of bankruptcy.

The company’s also seeking approval to pay out $1 million (and up to $8.5 million) to top executives in bonuses.

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