Maine’s Jobs Report: A Bad Case of Déjà vu

March 17, 2014 by

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs report and, like in his State of the State address, Governor LePage continues to tout a jobs record that is severely lacking.

In a release from the governor’s office, the subtitle reads, “15,000 private sector jobs created since 2011.” Once again, the governor would do well to keep these claims in perspective. Based on data the governor cites, Maine … Read the rest

Community Eligibility Program can help hungry kids

March 7, 2014 by

No Kid HungryThis week we celebrate National School Breakfast Week.  The breakfast program began as a pilot program in 1966. Now, in the wake of the Great Recession, 11.6 million US children eat school breakfast each weekday morning.  Most Maine schools offer breakfast.  However, only 53% of eligible Maine children  are eating it. Community Eligibility, a new federal program, makes it easier for schools to serve breakfast by reducing paperwork and … Read the rest