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House GOP Statement on EBT Abuse Data

January 15, 2014

AUGUSTA As a result of a Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) request by The Maine Wire, the online news site of the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center, data on the use of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) welfare cards was released Tuesday. The information reveals thousands of transactions where...

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Dems Un-Invite Alexander to Give HHS Committee Briefing

January 11, 2014

AUGUSTA - In a shocking move by the Democratic chairpersons of the Maine Legislature's Health & Human Services Committee Saturday afternoon, welfare consultant Gary Alexander's invitation to brief the committee on Tuesday on his Medicaid expansion study has been rescinded. Alexander's firm has been...

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2014 Session Should Focus on Reform

January 8, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Second Regular Session of the 126th Legislature began Wednesday at the State House. The First Regular Session, which last year ran from January to July, is dedicated to the bulk of legislation, including the biennial state budget. This year's shorter session, which is scheduled to ru...

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Statement of House GOP Leaders on Governor's Welfare Reform

January 3, 2014

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage on Friday alerted Republican and Democratic legislative leaders of the problem of Maine's low work participation rate among TANF welfare recipients. The low work participation rate means Maine is facing $10 million in fines from the federal government, and perhaps mor...

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Liberal Think Tank Seeks New Analyst to Combat Rep. Lockman Columns

December 30, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP), a liberal think tank, has posted a job opening for a new policy analyst, and recent columns by Amherst Republican Lawrence Lockman appear to be a big factor in their hiring decision.

As part of the application process, the center asks a...

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Caribou Survey: Welfare Reform Number One Issue Facing Maine

December 30, 2013

AUGUSTA - State Representative Carol McElwee of Caribou has released the compiled results of her survey of Caribou residents on recent state policies. She mailed the questionnaire to each household in her Caribou district.

"As a state representative in my first term, it's so important for ...

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