State law prohibits people with convictions for drug distribution from receiving general and emergency assistance from Work First, the state’s welfare program. Legislation that would remove that restriction has passed both houses of the …

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Advocates Urge Lifting Ban on Welfare Aid for Those Guilty of Drug Distribution

Advocates Urge Lifting Ban on Welfare Aid for Those Guilty of Drug Distribution

 

State law prohibits people with convictions for drug distribution from receiving general and emergency assistance from Work First, the state’s welfare program. Legislation that would remove that restriction has passed both houses of the state Legislature and awaits action by Christie. A broad coalition that includes dozens of groups working on substance abuse and poverty issues…

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