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Nearly 1 Million People Now Live in Poverty in N.J., Census Says
Sep 18, 2014

New Jersey was one of three states that saw both a jump in the number of people living in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013, according to new Census numbers.

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New Jersey’s Food Stamp Failure: Hundreds of Thousands of Struggling New Jerseyans Losing Nutritional Benefits
Aug 20, 2014 | No Comments

New Jersey’s inadequate support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is resulting in the delay or the denial of critical food benefits to hundreds of thousands of struggling New Jerseyans and the potential loss of up to $500 million in federal funds annually.

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The Economic Opportunity Act, Which Turns One Today, Has Kicked New Jersey’s Subsidy Surge into High Gear
Sep 18, 2014 | No Comments

In ten months, New Jersey has awarded a total of $1.6 billion in tax incentives, bringing the total since January 2010 to $4.6 billion so far – nearly four times as much as in the entire previous decade, when the state awarded a total of $1.2 billion in subsidies.

Latest Proposed ‘Economic Opportunity Act’ Revisions Another Step in the Wrong Direction
Sep 12, 2014 | No Comments

The bill will almost certainly increase the amount of subsidy dollars being awarded over the next five years at a time when these awards are already at a record high. This is bad enough on its own, since subsidies are known to be an ineffective method of growing a state’s economy. But it gets worse.

While New Jersey Bungles its Food Stamp Program, More than One in Ten New Jersey Households Still Struggling With Hunger
Sep 11, 2014 | No Comments

New federal data showing widespread hunger in New Jersey makes clear that the state’s poor performance on food stamp outreach and implementation, and the Christie administration’s rejection of Heat and Eat benefits, is unnecessarily putting hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans at risk.

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