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AUGUSTA- Today, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released its latest piece of research, "The Top 10 Things Keeping Mainers Poor," a comprehensive look at how government policy in Maine creates obstacles for low-income individuals and families.Everyone, regardless of political views, agrees that M ...
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Researchers Say Welfare Programs Harm Recipients

America’s $700 billion per year welfare system is actually doing more harm than good, and is hurting the very people it is intended to help.That’s the subject of a new research-filled book on our welfare system, “The Human Cost of Welfare.” Authors Phil Harvey, the Chief Sponsor of the DKT L ...
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MHPC Presentation: Welfare Reform (Falmouth)

MHPC Presentation: Welfare Reform (Falmouth)

Join MHPC's Steve Robinson as he discusses welfare abuse and reform with the Informed Women's Network.Dockside Grill in Falmouth, MEMonday, April 14, 2014 at 7pm ...
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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 Empire Strikes Back: Brenda Harvey’s assault on MHPC’s Welfare Report
Even in a small state like this, it is amazing what happens to you when you dare to question state agencies and departments about the work they do. For an example, one need only look at how Brenda Harvey, the commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has responded to ...
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