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                                                       tion, emergency services and health             improvement program for next fis-         ficult economy, those funds were
N.J. to get $27.4M                                     care. – Scott Goldstein                         cal year, recently unveiled by Gov.       depleted faster than expected,
in federal grants                                                                                      Jon S. Corzine.                           AARP said.
                                                                                                             Under the revised plan, both             Corzine also noted the state
New Jersey will receive $27.4 mil-
                                                       State plans $50B                                counties and municipalities will          increased funding for a program
lion in federal grants to put low-                     ‘stimulus package’                              receive $25 million more than initial-    that reimburses some seniors for
income people back to work and                                                                         ly planned. For this fiscal year, coun-   property      tax
                                                                                                                                                                                            “We are pleased
revitalize communities, Sen. Frank                     The state will send an extra $50 mil-           ties and municipalities each received     increases. “The
R. Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park)                       lion next year to towns and counties            $78.75 million. – Scott Goldstein         state came up                            that three years ago
announced last week. Community                         to help them pay for transportation                                                       with the money                              we made the
Services Block Grant Program                           improvements, said John S. Wis-                                                           for the senior
money from the Economic Recov-                         niewski, chairman of the state
                                                                                                       Corzine gives $5M                         property      tax
                                                                                                                                                                                           decision to begin
ery Act will be distributed by the                     Assembly Transportation, Public                 boost to NJ Shares                        freeze because                           preparing for a time
U.S. Department of Health and                          Works and Independent Authorities                                                         it reflects our                          when we may need
Human Services to the New Jersey                       Committee, in an announcement                   Gov. Jon S. Corzine last week             values,” Corzine        Jon S. Corzine
                                                                                                                                                                                          these medications.”
Department of Community                                last week.                                      pledged to provide an additional $5       said. “Having our seniors stay in
Affairs, which will then disburse                            The additional money for the              million to NJ Shares, the nonprofit       their homes, given our high proper-
the money to local communities.                        fiscal year beginning July 1 was allo-          organization that provides one-time       ty tax increases, is essential. The      State Health Department
     “As we work to revitalize our                     cated from state transportation                 grants of up to $1,000 to homes fac-      senior freeze is the best program to
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