As N.J. welfare programs shrink advocates raise concern


As potential cuts to the federal Medicaid program command headlines, advocates in New Jersey are raising concerns about shrinking state programs for the poor.
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Maddie Hanna
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 30, 2017
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Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of New Jersey


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Prieto and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) also expressed support for Legal Services of New Jersey, which would lose $5 million under Christie’s budget plan.

Legal Services, which provides free civil legal aid to the poor, says the cut would reduce its annual caseload by 5,000 cases.