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Paul LePage's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

Full Name: Paul R. LePage
Office: Governor (ME), Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
Primary June 10, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Ann; 5 Children: Lindsay, Lisa, Lauren, Paul, Devon
Birth Date: 10/09/1948
Birth Place: Lewiston, ME
Home City: Waterville, ME
Date Title
Issue Position: From Welfare to Opportunity
Issue Position: General Assistance (Welfare) Reform
July 18, 2014 Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.5%
June 25, 2014 Governor LePage: Maine's Growth in Personal Earnings is a Sign of Improving Economy
May 14, 2014 Radio Address: Blocking EBT Cards from ATMs Helps Prevent Abuse of Welfare Benefits
April 17, 2014 Maine Faces $7 Million in Fines for Failing to Meet Welfare Work Requirements
April 17, 2014 Eves' Eleventh Hour Medicaid Expansion Ploy Is as Political as It Gets
April 11, 2014 Governor Commends Senate for Sustaining Veto of Medicaid Expansion
March 25, 2014 Radio Address: It's Time for Real Welfare Reform
Feb. 27, 2014 Statement of Governor on U.S. Department of Labor Review
Feb. 25, 2014 Radio Address: Most Vulnerable Will Keep Paying the Price for Medicaid Expansion
Feb. 24, 2014 Maine Agencies Cannibalized by Welfare Spending
Feb. 4, 2014 2014 State of the State Address
Jan. 22, 2014 Radio Address: Protecting Mainers from the Effects of Welfare Expansion
Jan. 15, 2014 Radio Address: Maine has an Obligation to Help Our Most Vulnerable and Pay its Bill
Jan. 10, 2014 Radio Address: Fixing Maine's Welfare System and Creating a Path to Economic Independence
Jan. 7, 2014 Governor LePage: EBT Fraud is a Real Problem
Jan. 3, 2014 Governor Aims to Fix Maine's Welfare Law to Comply with Federal Rule
Dec. 20, 2013 Maine's Unemployment Rate Drops 20 Percent since Governor LePage Took Office
Dec. 20, 2013 Maine's Unemployment Rate Drops 20 Percent since Governor LePage Took Office
Dec. 17, 2013 Radio Address: Weekly Message: Mainers Demand Accountability from their Government, and That Should Apply to our Welfare System Too
Dec. 11, 2013 Radio Address: Welfare Fraud is Real, and We Will Keep Working to Find it
Dec. 11, 2013 Governor Pledges Support to Lincoln Paper and Tissue Workers
Dec. 10, 2013 Governor Welcomes Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Unemployment System
Dec. 5, 2013 Governor LePage calls on Kathleen Sebelius to Take Responsibility for Failure to Help Mainers
Nov. 22, 2013 Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Rate Since 2008 Under Governor LePage
Nov. 12, 2013 Governor and First Lady Thank Mainers for Food Donations
Sept. 24, 2013 Federal Budget Reductions Continue to Push More Welfare Costs onto Maine Taxpayers
Sept. 19, 2013 Governor LePage and First Lady LePage Welcome Mainers, Donations at Third Annual Blaine House Food Drive
Sept. 18, 2013 Welfare Expansion is Not Free: Maine Taxpayers Would Carry the Burden
Sept. 16, 2013 Radio Address: Welfare Reform: A Road to Economic Independence
Sept. 13, 2013 Radio Address: Prosecution of Welfare Fraud is Increasing
Sept. 10, 2013 Governor LePage Reaffirms Commitment to More Welfare Reform
Aug. 22, 2013 State is Prepared to Sell Liquor Revenue Bond
Aug. 15, 2013 Legislative Action Needed to Ensure Safety of Patients, Funding at Riverview Psychiatric Center
June 19, 2013 Long-Term Sustainability in Medicaid Begins with Addressing Current Challenges
June 14, 2013 Governor Signs Hospital Bill, Makes Good on Promise to Maine People
April 17, 2013 Governor LePage Announces Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Unemployment Compensation System
April 3, 2013 Governor LePage Responds to Congressman Michaud's Endorsement of Medicaid Expansion
March 15, 2013 Radio Address: The Time to Play is Over; The Time to Pay is Now
Feb. 5, 2013 2013 Maine State of the State Address
Sept. 28, 2012 Rep. Pingree Uses Newspaper to Mislead Mainers, "Political Posturing at its Worst" Says Governor LePage
Sept. 13, 2012 Governors Urge Congress to Fully Fund Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Aug. 1, 2012 Statement of the Governor on State Plan Amendment Request
July 7, 2012 Radio Address: Obamacare is on Hold in Maine
May 18, 2012 Governor LePage Marks 500th Day
April 14, 2012 Governor LePage Uses Line Item Veto Power
Feb. 7, 2012 Letter to Members of the 125th Legislature
Jan. 28, 2012 Radio Address: A Vision for the State of Maine
Dec. 31, 2011 Radio Address: Continuing Progress in 2012
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