Archive for the ‘Budget’ Category

Maine legislators will soon take up proposals to cut General Assistance for asylum seekers and other immigrants. For many immigrants who have come to Maine to find safety and escape persecution, General Assistance is the only lifeline they receive while they navigate a broken immigration system and wait for permission to work. Cutting General Assistance and […]

  • Comments Off on We Are Maine: Stand with us on May 21

It’s time for Maine people to put a stop to this! This Monday, April 2nd at 10:00 a.m., the Maine Women’s Lobby and our partners are sponsoring a Day of Action in Augusta. It’s time to tell our legislators to stand with Maine citizens to stop the disastrous hidden deals taking place that will make […]

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I’ve worked on a lot of budgets in my lifetime. It is tough work – and often a moving target. Numbers change as you move through the process of building the budget. There are unexpected expenses – and revenues. Modification is often necessary. Numbers change. But, where we begin doesn’t. In order to make good […]

  • Comments Off on Like Grabbing Smoke

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the work we did together – from right here on our computers (or smart phones, tablets … you get the idea). This is a compilation of the most read action alerts and the issues they communicated. Throughout this past year, we fought against roll-backs […]

Testimony in opposition: Senator Rosen, Representative Flood, Senator McCormick, Representative Strang Burgess and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services, my name is Laura Harper, and I represent the Maine Women’s Lobby, an organization that has been working for 33 years […]