.

Sequestration Could Bring Big Cuts To NJ Education, Environment, Health Care

White House details what each state stands to lose if $85 billion in spending cuts take effect on March 1.

Funding for education in New Jersey would be slashed by nearly $30 million and drastic cuts made to health care programs and environmental protection should Congress fail to halt $85 billion in "sequestration" spending cuts scheduled to take hold March 1, the White House said Sunday.

The federal government would save $75 million by furloughing 11,000 civilian military contractors, and another $59 million by cutting funding to military bases.

The cuts would include:

  • Approximately $11.7 in funding for primary and secondary education.
  • About $17 million in funds for about 210 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.
  • Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 1,300 children.
  • New Jersey would lose about $4,891,000 in environmental funding, and $472,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.
  • Approximately 11,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed.
  • Army base operation funding would be cut by about $52 million in New Jersey. Funding for Air Force operations in New Jersey would be cut by about $7 million.
  • New Jersey will lose about $336,000 in Justice Assistance Grants.
  • Up to 600 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care.
  • Around 3,930 fewer children will receive vaccines.
  • New Jersey will lose approximately $840,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats, including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. New Jersey will lose about $2,330,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 3,100 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services will lose about $752,000 resulting in around 18,800 fewer HIV tests.
  • New Jersey could lose up to $187,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 700 fewer victims being served.
  • Nutrition Assistance for Seniors: New Jersey would lose approximately $488,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

The total federal spending cuts would be about $1.2 trillion over the next nine years. Republicans have accused the president of using the impending cuts for political gain.

President Obama's plan asks for increased tax revenues to offset some of the trillion-dollar cuts.

Steven Serebrenik March 12, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Good job Paul... Tell the Teacher's UNION to take a 2% cut.... With all the waste that is inherent in all large organizations, you could find a crummy 2%. I agree CLOSE THE WHITE HOUSE....TO THE OBAMAS....they are always on vacation anyway.
Steven Serebrenik March 12, 2013 at 03:14 PM
After reading all this, I'm so happy our esteemed "president" has brought people together.
Steven Serebrenik March 12, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Thanks Mike!
Robert Young March 12, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Obama lies, Bengazi, Sequestration, Obamacare they are all lies from this Socialist/Communist. I am sure glad that the American public is waking up. Maybe some of you would have the nerve to stand out there with me. If so write me at ( youngbob532003@yahoo.com ) . WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM?
Robert Young March 12, 2013 at 04:30 PM
WHAT MAKE ME LAUGH IS EVERYONE SITS ON THESE FORUMS AND NOTHING REALLY HAPPENDS. GET OFF YOUR ASSES AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD AND CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN OR REPS FROM THE STATE AND VOICE YOUR OPINIONN. I MAKE IT A POINT TO CALL SOMEONE EACH DAY. PEOPLE IT IS TIME TO REVOLT AGAINST OBAMAS COMMUNIST GOVERMENT. WAKE UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »