Morris and Essex could feel the largest impact of spending cuts.
Thursday, February 28
More than 13,000 federal employees in North Jersey could be affected if the sequestration cuts go into effect after Friday's deadline. The numbers above show the federal employees by county in New Jersey in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (U.S. Postal Service Employees are excluded in this count. The USPS receives no tax dollars in its operations and would not be affected by the sequestration cuts.) Essex County residents could potentially feel the greatest impact, as it has the largest share of federal employees in New Jersey …
Districts across New Jersey await state aid figures this week with uncertainty.
The River Dell tri-district school systems are facing the deadline to submit the 2013-2014 budget to the county next week with uncertainty as to whether $85 billion in federal "sequestration" spending cuts will be stopped by Congress before Friday and how it will impact the district. And so far, at least two out of the three districts have adopted a wait and see approach to what effects the sequestration budget cuts could bring. "River Dell does not receive significant funds from the federal government," River Dell Superintendent Patrick Fletcher said. "I am adopting a “wait and see” approach until we have a true picture." The districts are also waiting to hear from Governor Christie who will make his state budget address Tuesday. Each …