MCA Statement on Appointment of Mary Mayhew to Director of Federal Medicaid Program

If we want the children of Maine and the nation to have a prosperous future, we need our future generation to remain healthy, so they can play, learn and grow. A critical piece of that is providing access to quality, affordable health care coverage for children and families. The appointment of Mary Mayhew to head … More MCA Statement on Appointment of Mary Mayhew to Director of Federal Medicaid Program

Senators Should Keep Maine’s Youth in Mind When Voting on Kavanaugh

Thursday’s testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford courageously detailed a traumatic experience that all too often survivors of sexual assault keep to themselves out of fear of the negative consequences. In Maine, young people and survivors of sexual assault watched Dr. Ford’s testimony, and the commentary afterwards, and wondered if they would be ignored and … More Senators Should Keep Maine’s Youth in Mind When Voting on Kavanaugh

Child poverty rates down, latest data shows

According to data released last week from the 2017 American Community Survey, the national child poverty rate∗ has fallen to 18% — or roughly just over 13 million kids living in poverty today in the United States. This puts the national child poverty rate back to prerecession levels for the first time. Even with these … More Child poverty rates down, latest data shows

OPEGA Report Hearing on TANF – MCA Testimony 7.26.18

Public Comment on the OPEGA Report on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Claire Berkowitz, Executive Director of the Maine Children’s Alliance July 26, 2018 Senator Katz, Rep. Mastraccio and esteemed members of the Government Oversight Committee, my name is Claire Berkowitz and I am the Executive Director of the Maine Children’s Alliance. The … More OPEGA Report Hearing on TANF – MCA Testimony 7.26.18