TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he has reached a compromise over work requirements for food aid.
The Republican conditionally vetoed a bill Monday that would have required the state to apply for a waiver to requirements for so-called able-bodied adults without dependents for what were once known as food stamps.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In Kensington Leaves 2 Men Dead, Another Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
He says he reached an agreement with Democratic state Sen. Joseph Vitale that will require the commissioner of the state Department of Human Services to review annual employment data to decide whether to apply for the waiver.
Vitale wasn’t immediately available to comment.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: Most Popular Pet Names In 2021
The state said in December it could not continue the waiver because the economy improved, but later was granted an extension for penalties.
Under the new policy, about 11,000 people will no longer qualify for the exemption from a 20-hour-per-week work requirement.MORE NEWS: Doylestown, Buckingham Township House Fire Leaves Man Dead
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