by Alan Pyke Oct 6, 2015
Dozens of states have abandoned punitive asset tests for food stamps in recent years. Maine wants to reinstate theirs.
by Alan Pyke Sep 25, 2015
If you accept help from safety net programs, your privacy should be forfeit, according to this local Republican.
by Bryce Covert Aug 13, 2015
So far just 13 people have been blocked from getting welfare benefits.
by Samantha Page Jul 14, 2015
by Tara Culp-Ressler Jul 8, 2015
LePage says he's opposed to "illegal alien welfare," but he accidentally approved it anyway.
by Alan Pyke May 12, 2015
State lawmakers are trying to dictate what foods can and can't get bought with safety net money in 2015. They haven't learned much from the dozen-year history of "junk food bans" for food stamps families.
by Alan Pyke Apr 24, 2015
A Maine law that purports to ban "junk food" purchases with food stamps would also deny the poor access to bulk deli meats.
by Sam P.K. Collins Apr 14, 2015
Maine is reaching a record number of people with its needle exchange programs. Here's why that's a true public health success.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Apr 7, 2015
A network of clinics in Maine has raised thousands of dollars to help fund its abortion services, thanks to an assist from a particularly unlikely source.
by Katie Valentine Feb 6, 2015
Climate change and ocean acidification pose a grave risk to Maine's lucrative lobster industry.