State of Maine secondary Archives: on Families & Children


Paul LePage: Focus on services for children, not on expanding welfare

Maine's welfare expansion resulted in $750 million of hospital debt. We just paid it off. Some want to repeat that mistake. Look at the facts. Welfare expansion will cost Mainers at least $800 million over the next decade. It will cost Maine taxpayers over $150 million in the next three years. Maine's current welfare system is failing:Thousands of our most vulnerable citizens are on waitlists for services. They need your compassion.

Michael Levasseur of Carmel has autism and needs care 24/7. Michael is here tonight with his parents. With services, Michael could get a job coach, assisted-living accommodations and participate in a day program. Maine lawmakers must address these waiting lists.

We must set priorities on who will get services with our limited resources. Adding another 100,000 people to our broken welfare system is insanity. It is unaffordable. It is fiscally irresponsible.

Source: 2014 State of the State speech to Me. legislature Feb 4, 2014

Angus King: Best state to raise children; model for America’s Promise

Maine is now generally considered one of the best states in the country in which to raise a child. Just today, I received a letter from Colin Powell informing us that we have been chosen by America’s Promise as one of three model states in the nation for our work on behalf of children. Powell stated that “a great deal of your work represents best practices” that other states can follow. I am tonight accepting Powell’s offer - and Maine will be among the first states to make manifest America’s Promise.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Me. legislature Jan 24, 2001

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