Proposed changes to the TANF program will not improve the lives of Maine children

The Maine Children’s Alliance opposes the bills being touted by their proponents as “welfare reform” – LD 1842, LD 1815, LD 1820, and LD 1822 – because we are well aware that TANF, at its core, is a program intended to protect and improve the lives of Maine children.  The bills will not improve the … More Proposed changes to the TANF program will not improve the lives of Maine children

MCA opposes cuts to General Assistance

TESTIMONY OF MARY HENDERSON, MAINE CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE Before the Joint Standing Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and Health and Human Services on the Biennial Budget March 28, 2013 Good afternoon. Senator Hill and Representative Rotundo, Senator Craven and Representative Farnsworth, and members of the Joint Standing Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and members … More MCA opposes cuts to General Assistance