THE MAINE HERITAGE POLICY CENTER
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 27, 2014PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine’s preeminent free-market think tank, issued the following statement today regarding independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s welfare reform plans:“Mr. Cutler’s welfare reform plans reflect ...
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Welfare reform can happen, but policymakers in Augusta need to hear from you

Earlier this year, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released a several-month long investigation into the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program. Our investigation found Maine EBT cards being used in all 50 states – yes, Hawaii and Alaska! – Puerto Rico and the U.S. V ...
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The Free ME Initiative

Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.Maine has the opportunity to become America’s premier destination for economic freedom and growth. Overall, Free ME is not a new concept. Free ME simp ...
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Maine by the Numbers: How Do We Measure Up?

Maine by the Numbers: How Do We Measure Up?

When debating policy changes for Maine at the state house or advocating for it, it is important to know where Maine stands. Our new publication the 2011-2012 Maine By The Numbers is a comparison of Maine to other states in a comprehensive list of demographic, economic, and policy measures. Maine, in ...
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PPH – “Welfare: Well-meaning, well-funded, well-done?”

Today, the Portland Press Herald published part 1 of a 3 part series on the state of Welfare in Maine. They cite our report "Fix the System: Freeing Maine Families from Welfare Dependency" several times, as well as provide additional insight from our ceo Tarren Bragdon, and Steven Bowen, the lead au ...
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FixWelfare.com Shows Growth in Welfare Dependency in Every Maine Town
Families in Your Community are Trapped in DependenceMaine's welfare system undermines hard work and traps parents and children in poverty.  We must fix the system to free families from dependency through accountability and hard work.Click no further than www.FixWelfare.com to understand the ...
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Fix the System - Maine Welfare

FixWelfare.com Shows Growth in Welfare Dependency in Every Maine Town

Families in Your Community are Trapped in Dependence. Maine's welfare system undermines hard work and traps parents and children in poverty.We must fix the system to free families from dependency through accountability and hard work.Click no further than www.FixWelfare.com to understand the extent o ...
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Steps to Fix Maine’s Welfare System

Steps to Fix Maine’s Welfare System

As Tarren has made clear, Maine faces an unsustainable explosion in welfare dependence.In our research, we have identified a handful of state policies that we feel have been instrumental in expanding the welfare rolls.Maine has some of the most liberal eligibility limits in the country, allowing peo ...
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Fix The System – Freeing Maine Families From Welfare Dependency
            The legacy of Governor John Baldacci is this:a massive expansion of the number of people trapped in Maine’s welfare systema massive explosion in public welfare spending in Maineno change in Maine's poverty rateMaine’s welfare system undermines hard work and traps parents and ch ...
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Fix Maine's Welfare System

Fix The System – Freeing Maine Families From Welfare Dependency

Read the Full ReportThe legacy of Governor John Baldacci is this:a massive expansion of the number of people trapped in Maine’s welfare systema massive explosion in public welfare spending in Maineno change in Maine's poverty rateMaine’s welfare system undermines hard work and traps parents and ...
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