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Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference on the sequester and furloughs of air traffic controllers. April 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sequester Budget Cuts To Hit FAA, May Trigger Nationwide Delays

About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.

04/21/2013

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NJ Congressman Rips Obama Administration Over Sequester Bluster

Before the sequester took effect on March 1, President Barack Obama and other administration officials warned that the cuts could mean canceled flights, longer security lines and other hassles. But South Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), who is the chairman of the House Aviation subcommittee, said that hasn’t come to bear.

04/01/2013

Rep. Nita Lowey (file/credit: lowey.house.gov)

Rep. Lowey Warns Of Loss Of Jobs, Medical Research Due To Sequester

Lowey said NIH grants to Westchester and Rockland total $96 million over three years.

03/12/2013

The US Capitol (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Reps: Sequestration Will Jeopardize Sandy Relief

Members of Congress from the Tri-State Area continued their warning this week that the federal sequester will pull money out of the Superstorm Sandy relief effort.

03/09/2013

Rep. Bill Pascrell in Moonachie, N.J. - Feb. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By Friday

The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.

02/25/2013

Weill Cornell

Advocates: Federal ‘Sequester’ Cuts Would Hit Medical Research Hard

Doctors, patients and researchers Sunday painted a grim picture of what the human cost will be if Washington lawmakers don’t avoid across-the-board budget cuts this coming Friday.

02/24/2013

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Camden, After Laying Off Nearly Half Of Police Force, To Rehire 14 Officers

New federal grants will add police officers to patrols across New Jersey, where several departments have had deep layoffs because of budget problems.

09/28/2011

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Long Island Budgets Cuts Having Major Impact On Students

All 124 districts are reeling from a record island-wide loss of $206 million in state aid for this school year.

09/16/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Senate To Vote On Funding For Struggling Municipalities

The aid for cities was among dozens of items Gov. Chris Christie vetoed before signing the new state budget into law.

07/12/2011

Union 37 workers, supporters camp out in protest (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Union Workers Camp At ‘Bloombergville’ To Protest Budget Cuts

They’re trying to save thousands of jobs. District 37 Union members and their supporters called the encampment “Bloombergville.”

06/15/2011

New York Senate (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NY Senate Democrats Push Funding For Jobs Program

The Democrats will need to persuade the Senate’s Republican majority that the proposals will work if they are to become law. The jobs bill is being introduced with just nine days left in the scheduled legislative session.

06/02/2011

Money graphic. (Credit: AP)

Westchester Communities Slashing Services While Begging For Budget Relief

Property taxes in another northern suburb were headed up Thursday night as stressed out municipalities try to keep things running with less money.

05/26/2011

Classroom (credit: Clipart.com)

Hundreds Laid Off As Yonkers Schools Face Crippling Budget Crunch

There’s high anxiety in New York’s fourth largest city, as Yonkers schools face crushing program cuts in a faceoff between the city and its teachers union.

05/18/2011

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Crime Increases Raise Issue Of Police Layoffs

The increase in crime in Newark has come after much-publicized layoffs that cut nearly 15 percent of the police force at the end of last year, creating an “I-told-you-so” moment for many observers inside and outside the law enforcement community.

05/15/2011

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