Village Soup: Maine’s 10 Community Action Agencies, in conjunction with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, have released the second issue of Poverty in Maine Update, a periodic newsletter that describes trends, profiles those most at risk, and measures the extent of poverty in the state.
Archive for August, 2008
The Poverty in Maine Update, Volume 1, Issue 2, is the second in a series of periodic newsletters aimed toward presenting a picture of poverty in Maine. Information is based on the most current and reliable data available from both state and federal sources.
The August 2008 Poverty in Maine Update focuses on: regional poverty disparities, Income, Employment and an update on the food stamp program.
The Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel cites research done by Ann Acheson for the Poverty in Maine Update, a newletter developed with support from the Maine Community Action Association.
link to news article
Jonathan Rubin was quoted in the seacoastonline.com article about the effect of oil prices on the upcoming heating season, where a high number of Maine households are heated with oil.
Programs to guide Mainers to self-sufficiency, a recent editorial in the Portland Press Herald, talks about the need to educate a Maine workforce to meet high-rate employer needs and the collaboration between Maine’s Department of Labor and Opportunity Maine. Cited in the article is Philip Trostel’s research on the correlation between number of degree-earners and state salaries.
August 1, 2008: Maine Policy Review and issue partner Open Space Institute mentioned in Portland Press Herald blogTuesday, August 5th, 2008
The Portland Press Herald blog Maine Birding Field Notes recommends the latest issue of Maine Policy Review, co-sponsored by Open Space Institute, which talked about The North Woods.