Comments for: Conservatives, liberals foolish to claim credit for meaningless change in Maine poverty rate

Posted Sept. 24, 2013, at 1:09 p.m.

Is it true fewer Maine residents are living in poverty? Don’t be fooled by easy answers. Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the results of what’s called the Current Population Survey. The survey of 100,000 households nationwide found that Maine’s poverty rate was 12.8 percent in 2012, down slightly …

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