October 19, 2010

Candidates tackle welfare: State's assistance programs face a political reality check

Budget shortfalls and public anger have gubernatorial hopefuls promising to make changes to tighten benefits.

By John Richardson jrichardson@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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People line up outside the Maine Department of Health and Human Services office on Marginal Way in Portland before it opens at 8 a.m. Maine's gubernatorial candidates have widely differing views about welfare.

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