Here's how the sequestration will hit Middlesex County. Just click on any county and see how it will feel the pinch.
Friday, March 1
The numbers here show the federal employees by county 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. While much has been made written on how the current sequestration battle in Washington could affect the national economy, these numbers are meant to give readers a sense of the sequestration at the local level. No one knows for certain what the sequestration cuts, some $85 billion, will mean exactly. Even if the March 1 federal cuts are enacted, the full effects would not be felt immediately. The government is required to alert impacted …
Services would be eliminated for 1,300 children in New Jersey if Congress doesn't act on automatic cuts, according to the White House.
Middlesex County Head Start programs are preparing for potential funding cuts following the White House’s announcement of the impact of a sequester on New Jersey. Acelero Learning, a group of Head Start learning centers, has multiple facilities in Middlesex County and provides care to expectant mothers and children up to 5 years old. According to a director at the Monmouth/Middlesex County Headquarters in Perth Amboy, the Acelero Learning Head Start programs have been expecting cuts in funding for months. "We have been aware of tax spending cuts since December with the fiscal cuts. We are preparing for cuts, but are advocating at the federal level to not lose programs,” said the director, who declined to give his name since he was not …