On May 18, 2018, NJ.com reported that according to the ALICE Study “An estimated 41 percent of Garden State households are considered among the ‘working poor’, meaning they struggle to afford basic necessities like food, healthcare, transportation and housing.”
Congress still has not reached a deal on the FY18 Budget, creating the possibility of a government shutdown when the continuing resolution expires.
On January 29, 2018, U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-R-11) has announced that he will not be running for re-election once he finishes his current term in Congress.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) reports that Congress remains at an impasse over how to fund the federal government for FY18.
Congress appears likely to pass another short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through mid-February.