Assembly Human Services

The Assembly Human Services Committee is responsible for legislation that impacts individuals and families with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addictions; and individuals and families with low incomes.
Democratic Research Aide:  Keith White   
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Prieto: Upcoming State Budget Must Boost Assistance for NJ's Poorest Residents

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Intends to Push Again for Work First New Jersey Boost

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Thursday joined with anti-poverty advocates at the State House and announced that once again he will push to increase assistance for New Jersey's poorest residents in the upcoming state budget.

"The governor's veto was unconscionable, but our effort to rebuild New Jersey's middle-class continues," Prieto said. "When you consider that New Jersey's TANF assistance is the 7th lowest of all states and that it's represent only 25 percent of the federal poverty level, it's clear we must do more..."

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