The control tower at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville is among those on an FAA closure list.
Should the massive U.S. sequester budget cuts become reality, Briscoe Field in Gwinnett County could be affected. The control tower at the county-owned Lawrenceville facility is among more than 100 federal air traffic control operations that could be affected by the looming cuts, according to a Gwinnett spokesperson. The control tower at Briscoe Field is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA Director Ray LaHood informed Gwinnett Authorities on Friday that the tower could be closed, county spokesperson Joe Sorenson said Monday. However, Briscoe Field would remain open and operating even if the tower were closed, Sorenson said. And revenue derived from the airport likely would remain unchanged. Sorenson said that the county …
Education, job-search assistance and child vaccinations are among areas in Georgia that would be affected, the White House says.
Monday, February 25
Just when you got over the "fiscal cliff" -- get ready for the "sequester." According to USA TODAY, the White House began warnings about the sequestration -- automatic budget cuts -- by issuing reports Sunday (Feb. 24) on how the coming $85 billion in reductions will affect each of the 50 states. With the cuts set to begin Friday, President Obama is expected to cite the state reports as part of his effort to pressure congressional Republicans over the sequestration. In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said "surely" Obama can find a way to cut 2 to 3 percent from a $3.5 trillion budget. "Rather than issuing last-minute press releases on cuts to first responders or troop training or airport security, he should …