Gov. LePage wants to make tough welfare regulations the law

Gov. LePage wants to make tough welfare regulations the law


INSIST THAT THEIR CHANGES ARE WORKING AND THEIR FOCUSED ON PROTECTING PROGRESS.>>WE WANT MAINERS TO KEEP MOVING FROM POVERTY TO PROERITY LONG AFTER I AM GONE. PAUL: THE GOVERNOR AND HIS ALLIES ARE PUSHING THE WEFARE REFORM FOR INCREASED SECURITY AND EMPLOYMENT ACT THE RISE ACT FOR SHORT. IT SEEKS TO CODIFY IN LAW MANY OF THE RULE CHANGES THE LEGE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ABLE TO MAKE WITHOUT LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL.>>WHY WOULD WE TAKE A PROGR THAT’S WORKING AND THEN, THE NEXT ELECTION, ELECT A GOVERNO WHO COMES IN AND REMOVES THE WAIVER FOR WORK AGAIN WHY WOULD WE WANT TO DO THAT? PAUL ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS : ACCUSE PREVIOUS GOVERNORS OF RELAXING THE RULES AND TRAPPING MAINERS IN A CYCLE OF POVERT>>WE TALK ABOUT THE AMERICAN DREAM BUT HAVE DESIGNED WELFAR PROGRAMS THAT HE BECOME A NIGHTMARE OF POVERTY AND DESPAIR. PAUL THE GOVERNOR SAYS TOUGHER : RULES HAVE SHRUNKEN THE STATE’S PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND LED MORE MAINERS TO TRANSITION SUCCESSFULLY FROM WELFARE TO WORK. WE PUT THESE BILLS UP IN THE PAST. PAUL REPUBLICAN HOUSE MINORITY : LEADER KEN FREDETTE IS THE SPONSOR OF THE RISE ACT. PEOPLE DON’T THINK THAT THESE POLICIES MEAN SOMETHING, WELL, THEY MEAN SOMETHING TO PEOPLE AT THE POLLS. PAUL AFTER TODAY’S PRESS : CONFERENCE, ADVOCATES PUSHING FOR A MORAL BUDGET GATHERED OUTDE THE GOVERNOR’S CABINET ROOM TO RESPOND.>>THIS RISE PROPOSAL IS HELPING NO ONE RISE.>>WHAT THE GOVERNOCALLS ‘REFORMS’ ARE VERY PUNITIVE, AND THEY’VE HAD THE RESULT OF JUST REALLY DRASTICALLY REDUCING THE PEOPLE WHO GET ASSISTANC PAUL WE ASKED THE GOVERNOR ABOUT : CHILDREN WHO LOSE THEIR WELFARE BENEFITS AFTER THEIR PARENTS GET CAUGHT CHEATING THE SYSTEM.>>THOSE PARENTS SHOULD NOT HAVE THOSE CHILDREN. PERIOD PAUL: DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS DID NOT WANT TO RESPOND ON CAMERA, BUT IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT, THE CHAIR OF THE LEGISLATIVE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

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  1. Mainers will move to prosperity only AFTER you're gone – recognize. Has the governor heard about the rising infant mortality rate?

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