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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 […]

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Tell Augusta NO to Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion!

Many of Maine’s policymakers have already fallen for the siren call of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

At first glance, expanding Maine’s Medicaid program looks like free

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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

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Why Maine should NOT expand Medicaid under Obamacare

One of the primary goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, is to reduce the number of uninsured residents.  One key provision aimed

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PPH – “Welfare: Well-meaning, well-funded, well-done?”

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

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FixWelfare.com Shows Growth in Welfare Dependency in Every Maine Town

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

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Fix The System – Freeing Maine Families From Welfare Dependency

Read the Full Report The legacy of Governor John Baldacci is this:

  • a massive expansion of the number of people trapped in Maine’s welfare system
  • a massive explosion in