A huge budget shortfall could force the Christie administration to make painful cuts in state programs in New Jersey.
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.
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.
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.
Lowey said NIH grants to Westchester and Rockland total $96 million over three years.
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.
The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.
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.
New federal grants will add police officers to patrols across New Jersey, where several departments have had deep layoffs because of budget problems.
All 124 districts are reeling from a record island-wide loss of $206 million in state aid for this school year.
The aid for cities was among dozens of items Gov. Chris Christie vetoed before signing the new state budget into law.
They’re trying to save thousands of jobs. District 37 Union members and their supporters called the encampment “Bloombergville.”
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.
Property taxes in another northern suburb were headed up Thursday night as stressed out municipalities try to keep things running with less money.
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.