Why Trenton mayor proposes $500 stimulus payments to households

‘I think this will go a long way in helping people to catch up,’ says Mayor Reed Gusciora

Cities across the New Jersey are looking for ways to boost their economies and figure out what to do with federal dollars received through the American Rescue Plan. Mayor Reed Gusciora of Trenton has a bold proposal to give a share of the money directly to residents.

“I think this will go a long way in helping people catch up. It’s not everything, but a lot of people who were out of work lost their ability to pay rent, their mortgage; they’re also behind on taxes and other utility bills,” Gusciora said. “This will at least help some of those efforts while we try to reopen the city and reopen the state.”

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