Cutler releases welfare plan

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Independent candidate for Maine governor Eliot Cutler is outlining a welfare-reform plan that emphasizes work, tiered benefits and greater accountability.

The nine-point plan is to be presented Wednesday afternoon at the State House in Augusta.

Cutler faces Democrat Libby Mitchell, Republican Paul LePage and two other independents in the race for governor.

LePage has said he wants to revisit welfare eligibility requirements and create lifetime caps on benefits. Mitchell has said job creation is the best means to end dependence on welfare.

The conservative Maine Heritage Police Center last week released a report calling Maine the most welfare-dependent state.

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Vote

I will vote for the candidate that has the best plan to do something about the out of control welfare system.
I am a senior citizen who retired and continue to work part time to supplement my income, I would love to see them put my 20 plus year old neighbors to work so I don't have to look at them sitting on their butt smoking and drinking, when I come home from work.
Welfare needs to turn into Workfare.

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