Policy Briefs

Here we post items that reflect the research, education and policy work we are doing at both the state and national levels.

NEW!  TANF Time Limits, One Year Later:  How Families are Faring.

Report finds families losing assistance face multiple barriers and experience severe hardships due to TANF time limits. (March 2013)
Get the Report's "Key Findings". (January 2011)
Lessons from a 2010 Survey of Maine TANF Families. (January 2011)
Medicaid coverage for low-income parents and childless adults has helped to reduce Maine’s uninsured rate. (March 2013)
Maine has an unprecedented opportunity to accept federal dollars already set aside for Maine to cover approximately 69,500 people who otherwise cannot afford it. Revised (March 2013)
Summary of proposals affecting Maine's most vulnerable populations (March 2013)
Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) and the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) release report documenting extensive benefits for accepting federal funds. (March 2013)