by Alan Pyke Oct 22, 2015
Maine is a land of extensive coastlines, deep-wood cranberry bogs, and shameless legislative trolling.
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 Bryce Covert Aug 13, 2015
So far just 13 people have been blocked from getting welfare benefits.
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 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 Alan Pyke Jan 21, 2015
While state officials portray their decision as an act of compliance with federal law, the feds have invited Maine to waive work requirements for another year because the economy is still too weak for the policy to be effective.
by Bryce Covert Jan 14, 2015
Applicants will have to disclose prior felonies and take a drug test or risk losing benefits.
by Ian Millhiser Oct 15, 2014
The way most American states count their ballots is truly inane.
by Igor Volsky Sep 4, 2014
The comment, which referenced China's 5,500 mile-long Great Wall, elicited laughs from the audience.