poverty

New state budget will help the poor, Senate president says
New Jersey's State Budget must be signed and balanced by midnight on June 30. That doesn't leave much time to find ways to fund many initiatives and there is not a lot of money to go around. Despite that, the top lawmaker in the State Senate promised the new spending plan will help New Jer…
More NJ kids living in poverty, says report
More New Jersey kids are living in poverty and children of color are struggling more than white kids on all fronts, according to a New Jersey Kids Count 2015 report released Monday by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ).
A different approach to tackling poverty in NJ
New Jersey's approach to tackling poverty has long been to focus separately on children and adults. A new KIDS COUNT policy report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation titled, "Creating Opportunities for Families: A Two-Generation Approach" details how the public, private an…

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