Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Maine's Health and Human Services Committee is considering a pair of bipartisan bills Tuesday that address generational poverty.

PORTLAND, Maine - Food assistance benefits are set to triple in Maine starting in March.

Maine Public

A report by the Legislature's watchdog agency confirms that a dramatic reduction in cash assistance to low income families over the past seven years was linked to restrictions imposed by the Legislature.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A new report in Maine shows a mixed bag when it comes to job outcomes for those kicked off temporary cash assistance in 2012.

A report released Thursday by Republican Gov. Paul LePage's policy office looks at what happened to the 1,856 individuals who left Maine's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

The LePage administration says after a 60-month time limit took effect in May 2012, individuals without a record of employment before the change saw higher wages.