Tag Archives: legislature

Expanded financial literacy will boost policies aimed at helping working Maine families

This article, by Robyn Young of Dartmouth College, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on October 22, 2019. By Robyn Young, Opinion guest column • October 22, 2019 12:09 pm As fall blows in, many Maine families look toward the end of the year, anticipating the filing of their taxes. For many low-income earners, this […]

Maine has more work to do to help families in crisis

This article, by Deirdre M. Smith of the University of Maine School of Law, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on July 30, 2019. By Deirdre M. Smith, Opinion guest column • July 30, 2019 8:00 am The Maine Legislature has increasingly recognized the important role that extended family members can play in […]

Maine lawmakers must again consider student debt relief

This article, by Laura Cyr of Kennebec Valley Council of Governments and the University of Southern Maine, was originally published on January 15, 2018 in the Bangor Daily News. By Laura Cyr, Special to the BDN • January 15, 2019 11:23 am Maine’s legislative committees will begin meetings with more than 2,000 bills to review. […]