BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.

This post was written by MCA Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow and originally appeared as an editorial in the Bangor Daily News on July 6, 2016. To read the original article, click here. Ensuring Maine’s prosperous future begins with making sure our youngest residents have the opportunities that promote healthy development. Unfortunately, the Bangor Daily … More BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.

FIRST FOCUS: Cash assistance for families in Maine is critical

This post was written by Cara Baldari, a Senior Policy Director for Family Economics and Legal Counsel at First Focus. Click here to read the original post on First Focus’ blog, Voices for Kids. First Focus is a national, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. It recently came … More FIRST FOCUS: Cash assistance for families in Maine is critical

ICYMI: the 2015 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book

“At this moment, we are at a critical juncture for Maine children,” said Claire Berkowitz, Executive Director of the Maine Children’s Alliance. “The data highlights some significant challenges facing our children, but also some substantial progress that has been made, too. Now, it is up to all of us to act on this data and … More ICYMI: the 2015 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book

Public investments reduce child poverty rate

A new report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that the federal government’s official poverty measure created in the 1960s uses outdated information on how U.S. families are faring today, failing to illustrate the effect of programs designed to help them.  The new KIDS COUNT® Data Snapshot, Measuring Access to Opportunity in … More Public investments reduce child poverty rate