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Welfare Overhaul

| March 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the state must crack down on welfare fraud and misuse to ensure that those who truly need it are getting the help they need. Among the several new proposals Republican governor outlined Monday would prohibit Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program benefits from being used to […]

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LePage Targeting Welfare Fraud

| December 17, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is renewing GOP efforts to target welfare fraud, proposing to require some welfare recipients to prove they’ve applied for work and to limit items that can be purchased with electronic benefit transfer cards. The bills to be introduced for consideration next month would require people to show […]

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Lewiston Woman Facing Welfare Fraud Charge

| December 6, 2013

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – A Lewiston woman has been charged with fraudulently obtaining about $10,000 worth of welfare benefits. Amina Ege was indicted this week on multiple counts of theft by deception, aggravated forgery and unsworn falsification. The Sun Journal reports that authorities allege the 41-year-old Ege lied about the fact that she was living […]

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