NJ Congressman Rips Obama Administration Over Sequester BlusterBefore 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.
Rep. Lowey Warns Of Loss Of Jobs, Medical Research Due To SequesterLowey said NIH grants to Westchester and Rockland total $96 million over three years.
Tri-State Area Reps: Sequestration Will Jeopardize Sandy ReliefMembers 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.
Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By FridayThe $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.
Advocates: Federal 'Sequester' Cuts Would Hit Medical Research HardDoctors, 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.
Camden, After Laying Off Nearly Half Of Police Force, To Rehire 14 OfficersNew federal grants will add police officers to patrols across New Jersey, where several departments have had deep layoffs because of budget problems.
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.
NJ Senate To Vote On Funding For Struggling MunicipalitiesThe aid for cities was among dozens of items Gov. Chris Christie vetoed before signing the new state budget into law.
NYC Union Workers Camp At 'Bloombergville' To Protest Budget CutsThey're trying to save thousands of jobs. District 37 Union members and their supporters called the encampment "Bloombergville."
NY Senate Democrats Push Funding For Jobs ProgramThe 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.
Westchester Communities Slashing Services While Begging For Budget ReliefProperty taxes in another northern suburb were headed up Thursday night as stressed out municipalities try to keep things running with less money.