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Taking a (Le)Page from the Democrats

Jerry Rogers, Maine Gov. Paul LePage is challenging the federal government over how to administer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. Under the guise of reforming SNAP, Maine’s Republican governor wants to monitor what poor people eat and drink. The governor wants to create a state-based “food-police” to control what

Maine is Leading the Nation in Welfare Reform

Logan Pike, When the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also called food stamps, was first implemented nationally in the 1970s, just one in 50 Americans participated. Today, according to the Congressional Budget Office, one in seven Americans receives SNAP benefits, at a total cost of more than $6 billion per month. Maine is one of