Review of the report, "Continuing Steps to Attain Ecomomic Security for Maine Fa
Review of the report, "Continuing Steps to Attain Ecomomic Security for Maine Families," by Lisa Pohlmann, which is included in the new book, "Maine Choices: 1999: A Preview of State Budget Issues," published by the Maine Center For Economic Policy. The report looks at poverty-related issues such as the 20 percent drop in Maine's welfare caseload, Maine's family assistance system, and state policies that help lighten the burden of poverty, such as the unique Parents as Scholars program. While conceding that the state is humane in providing for low-income residents, the report recommends an increase in the minimum wage, increased contributions to the Unemployment Compensation fund, and an increase in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families allotment.
Davis, Jay, "Review of the report, "Continuing Steps to Attain Ecomomic Security for Maine Fa" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3437.