Statements about Poverty

Says "the number of Americans living at or below the poverty line is at its highest level since" 1964.

"If we keep the minimum wage at the current level, then single-parent families earning the minimum wage at a full-time job will live in poverty in New Jersey."

"New Jersey's poverty rate has increased since this governor took office and the number of New Jerseyans without health insurance has risen."

Says a Senate resolution would restore $140 in monthly general assistance payments and prevent people from committing crime.

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