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Maine Launching Photos on Welfare Cards Statewide

| June 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Welfare recipients throughout Maine will soon receive new benefit cards with their photos on them that are designed to reduce fraud and abuse. The Department of Health and Human Services says that it will begin handing out the new electronic benefit transfer cards throughout Maine on Tuesday. The state began issuing […]

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Maine Lawmakers Vote Down Municipal Welfare Bill

| April 7, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to reduce the amount of money the state refunds some cities to run their welfare programs. The Senate voted 22-12 on Monday to kill the bill introduced by the Republican governor. It failed in the House last week. The bill would have standardized […]

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Cities Could Get Less General Assistance

| March 25, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Cities like Portland, Bangor and Lewiston could get less money from the state for their municipal welfare programs, under a proposal from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. The Republican governor has introduced a bill to standardize the reimbursement rate at 50 percent across all cities for general assistance, the all-purpose welfare program […]

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Welfare Recipients May Be Required to Perform Job Search

| October 2, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Welfare recipients in Maine would have to prove they’ve applied to at least three jobs before getting benefits, under a new proposal at the State House. House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport recently introduced two bills regarding the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Fredette says the state shouldn’t give […]

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