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Instead, we have discovered welfare benefits are paying for alcohol, cigarettes and other things that hardworking taxpayers should not be footing the bill for."...There are about 224,000 EBT cards in Maine with a balance greater than zero, he said.
The award was presented at the Maine Agricultural Trade Show, which extends through Thursday. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event.
He says there have been about 650 transactions at places that primarily sell alcohol, like bars and pubs, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Rier has been leading the department since October after Stephen Bowen resigned to take a post at a national nonprofit group. Rier has worked in the education department for a decade, starting as director of finance and operations and becoming deputy
The Republican governor says he's introducing a bill when lawmakers return next session to repeal a state law that allows people to be excused from a welfare-work program for things like bad weather or illness...House Speaker Mark Eves of North
The Republican governor says it's especially important to make sure those who are vulnerable or elderly as well as those who using generators or alternative heaters are OK as temperatures plunge...The National Weather Service is warning residents to
Maine (AP) A Maine independent candidate won't accept donations from political action committees in his bid for governor in 2014, his campaign staff said Tuesday. That decision by Eliot Cutler will benefit Mainers because he won't be bought by or
Democrats said Maine will miss out on about $700,000 a day, or $256 million a year, by rejecting federal funding for expansion. The story, one of several partisan quarrels in Augusta, was voted Maine's top story of 2013 by The Associated Press and
TV that the governor can't promise the moon but at least he came here, met with us and tried to understand what we had to do.'' The governor also visited other businesses in the area Friday including Pelletier Manufacturing in Millinocket.
He says the company plans to create 15 new jobs over the next two years. The facility will be used to process, blast freeze, package and export lobster and other seafood products. The governor says the new processing facility will serve as a direct