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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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The Future of Drug-Testing Programs in Maine

After a thoroughly objective evaluation of the many aspects and implications surrounding state TANF drug-testing programs, this series has reached its conclusion.  This comes with perfect timing, as one of the several initiatives proposed by the Maine GOP for the upcoming referendum question seeks ...
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Responding to the Criticisms of TANF Drug Testing

Following the first phase of screenings in Maine’s new drug-testing program for TANF recipients with prior felony drug convictions, state and national media outlets unleashed a wave of criticism directed at the program.  Beginning with censorious articles in the Portland Press Herald and other st ...
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This is the first installment of a weekly series focused on discussing how drug-testing programs for TANF recipients benefit the state, taxpayers, and most of all the recipients themselves.  It is proper to begin by clarifying the facts surrounding Maine’s current drug-testing program.  In addit ...
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Now What? A Blueprint for Maine’s Path Forward.

The election is over, and we finally know that Governor Paul LePage will be in the Blaine House for the next four years, his priorities, and how he intends to lead the state. We also know who will be there to help, or block, Governor LePage’s agenda in the legislature.Matthew Gagnon, CEO of The Ma ...
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Maine Prosperity Luncheon (Portland)

Maine Prosperity Luncheon (Portland)

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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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Release: MHPC Applauds LePage’s Decision on Welfare Work Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 23, 2014PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine's foremost free-market think tank, on Wednesday applauded Governor Paul R. LePage's decision to implement work requirements for many able-bodied recipients of welfare benefits under the federal Supplement Nut ...
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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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