Merry Welfare-mas! Trenton increases cash assistance by 10%

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey monthly welfare payments are on the rise this Christmas season for the first time since the 1980s when Tom Kean and Ronald Reagan were both in office.

This week, without much fanfare, Governor Phil Murphy signed S2845 into law. Benefits for “Work First New Jersey” recipients will immediately rise by 10% as a result. Chris Christie vetoed a similar bill back in 2016.

The maximum benefit payout ticked upward from $424 per month to $466 per month.

Work First New Jersey recipients receive benefits including not just cash but services including temporary housing support and child care.

Meanwhile, 2018 ends without any effort by the Governor or the Democrat-controlled legislature to address property tax relief, marijuana legalization, or even the minimum wage hike promised to Leftist activists.