News Item:
Pennsylvania officials concerned
about migration from New Jersey

It’s no secret that people are being priced out of New Jersey, where property taxes can equal or exceed your mortgage payment, and it’s not just the perenially poor who are feeling the pinch, but also those who used to think they were middle class.

A small migration of sorts has started to take place, across the state line to Pennsylvania, parts of which provide for a more economical way of life.  Some citizens though, on the Pennsy side, aren’t taking kindly to their new neighbors.  In the small town of Altoona, Pa, concerns are rising that New Jersey is actually steering some folks their way.  Reportedly, a Newark, NJ, welfare office actually had fliers posted listing the phone number for the Altoona Housing Authority.

News Source: USA Today

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