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 …
Christie-hosted fundraising reception at Hilton Parsippany draws hundreds.
The smiles were big and the crowds even larger as Republicans from across the state—though relatively few from Morris County—gathered at the Hilton Parsippany Monday night to meet the man many say will be the 2012 GOP presidential nominee—Mitt Romney. Gov. Chris Christie was the host of the event, and many of those in attendance said it was their respect for Christie that enticed them to hear what Romney might have to say. Most media were not allowed into the highly restricted event, and therefore, not permitted to have contact with the candidate or with Christie. Both were brought into and out of the hotel via a back entrance and were not seen save by staffers and those with tickets. A representative of Romney for President who declined …