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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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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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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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Fix the System - Maine Welfare
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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Fix Maine's Welfare System
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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Maine Spends Too Much… But Where?

Maine Spends Too Much… But Where?

Read the full report | The next state budget has not been submitted yet, but the debates about a gap of at least $500 million between tax revenues and spending have already started calls for cuts, elimination of programs, state employee layoffs, hiring freezes, across-the-board spending decreases, a ...
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