Can't most towns tie the cometary work to general assistance? It's shameful to veterans graves in disrepair. Seems a solution is possible.
Verso paper mill is NOT in Rumford. I believe the two mills they own are in Jay and Bucksport.
ASPIRE/TANF is a program that helps TANF recipients find employment that will pay enough to make it possible for them to get off welfare.
ASPIRE/JET is a program that helps Food Supplement recipients find employment.
Right off Maine.gov, wonder what makes the new program different. Poor reporting.
I disagree with your proof the program doesn't work. If all 5th graders in local public schools participate in the program, the percentage of graduates who show up in the paper are insignificant.
Well Bob, that's a modest proposal. What's the annual salary cutoff for this program? I suggest we solve the unwanted pregnancy problem at the same time. Surely it's not the first time it's been suggested but with the current political climate I'm sure we can make it happen.
Kim, what difference does it make what nationality they are?
Maybe instead of spending time on how to save politicians pennies, Rep. Brooks should be spending his time trying to figure out how to save his constituents more of their paycheck. Better yet, why not work on bringing more livable wage jobs to Maine. If this is what he spends his time in the legislature doing no wonder Maine is on it's way to hell in a hand basket.
I couldn't agree more with this editorial. Colleges and financial aid institutions do a horrendous job of counseling students on financial aid. By the time you've got a handle on it 4 years are gone. My daughters financial aid office was a joke. Her high school guidance office was so overwhelmed that financial aid counseling constituted one evening meeting in her junior year.
Financial planning should be done encompassing all four years. The race for aid and loans are done on a yearly basis. Colleges only seem to care if you can pay the current year, not if you can sustain the cost of actually getting a degree.
Parents who did not go to college are at a total loss.
I would consider your 'credible information' as anecdotal
With the state unemployment rate at over 7% where will all of the supposed deadbeats going to find jobs?