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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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Medicaid Expansion Study a Warning Against Signing Maine Taxpayers Up for ObamaCare

January 15, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican leadership encouraged their colleagues to consider the findings of an Alexander Group study released Friday before voting on the controversial proposal to have Maine pay for a massive expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare. The analysis estimates that the medical welfare e...

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Taxpayers Come Out in Force Against Medicaid Expansion

January 15, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday held a public hearing on LD 1578, the bill to force the state to help fund an expansion of medical welfare to at least 70,000 able-bodied adults under ObamaCare.

The committee heard testimony in cyclesfive...

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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consultant Gary Alexander's invitation to brief the committee on Tuesday on his Medicaid expansion study has been rescinded.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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