Skip to comments.LePage's General Assistance policy Poll
Posted on 06/25/2014 10:59:30 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
There is a poll on the front page of the Portland Press Herald website that needs to be freeped.
Should Gov. LePage withhold all General Assistance funding for communities that ignore his administration's policy prohibiting undocumented immigrants from receiving state aid?
June 24, 2014
From LePage, new threat on local aid to illegals
The governor says all General Assistance payments will be cut off for communities that help asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants.
By Kevin Miller Staff Writer
Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to withhold all state funding for General Assistance from communities that ignore his administrations new policy prohibiting undocumented immigrants from receiving aid.
In a letter sent Monday to municipal officials statewide, the governor wrote, I expect the head of each municipality to communicate with (the Department of Health and Human Services) to certify in writing compliance with federal law. If DHHS finds that a municipality fails to comply with the law, it will cut off all General Assistance reimbursement to that community.
LePages letter follows guidance issued this month by the DHHS, which said the state will no longer reimburse municipalities for General Assistance they give to undocumented immigrants. It raises the financial stakes for Portland and other communities that have argued that current law requires them to provide General Assistance to the needy residents regardless of immigration status.
Yes: 48% - 450 vote
No: 52% - 485 votes
There’s something queer about this poll. I just voted and the tally is still 450 yeas and 485 no, even after I refreshed the page.
Seems like a fake poll- 450 yes votes before I voted yes, 450 yes votes after I voted. The poll somehow decided that I had already voted, but had not yet updated the results.....
Wow, looks like the Portland Press Herald is quite the leftwing rag judging by their editorial page.
All the press in Maine are left. The paper in Bangor is the same.
526-Yes to 518-No now
Yes 50% 526
No 50% 518
Yes 50% 526
No 50% 518
Yes 51% 668
No 49% 632