Comments for: Mary Mayhew, Jeanne Paquette: We’re reforming welfare in Maine through job training, placement

Posted April 22, 2014, at 7:49 a.m.

Gov. Paul R. LePage has long said that the best cure for poverty is a job, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families workforce retraining program, known as ASPIRE, is all about providing support to obtain work experience and employment. Several recent opinion pieces have called for welfare reform to …

Guidelines for posting on

The Bangor Daily News encourages comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic
  2. No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
  3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more):

Similar Articles