One Maine City’s Stand against Cutting Funding at Homeless Shelters – via

“Portland, Maine, is becoming a battleground for two visions of how the government should treat the poor. Mayor Michael Brennan is a Democrat who wants to raise the minimum wage, expand affordable housing and support the poor through government subsidies. Gov. Paul LePage is a Republican who wants to downsize government safety net programs. Their latest skirmish revolves around emergency shelter beds, which will receive less financial support from the state if Lepage gets his way.”

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