Archive for March, 2009

In her testimony to the Health and Human Services Committee in opposition to two bills that would create a 90-day residency requirement for General Assistance, Laura Harper, Maine Women’s Lobby’s Director of Public Policy stated, “People decide to move to Maine for various reasons: families may move here to be closer to a family member […]

According to the Bangor Daily News, the Health and Human Services Committee listened to lively testimony concerning two Republican sponsored bills, that would restrict welfare and snack purchasing, and a bill that would restrict smoking in outdoor venues proposed by Joan Cohen (D) of Portland. In response to claims by the supporters of the welfare […]

Am I in bizarro-world? A testifier just compared families on welfare to the 911 terrorists.

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Public hearing for L.D. 254 + 321, two bad bills targetting low-income people and harmful for women and their children. Um, offensive much?

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Lobbying caregiver protection, equal pay and marriage equality! And that is just this morning!

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