The Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition celebrated another tax season success on April 8. Its IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers facilitated $3,728,000 in federal and state refund claims for area residents during the 2015 tax season, bring its 12-season tally to $26,289,674.
Once again, LA CA$H is the lead coalition of 10 throughout the state of Maine, providing free tax preparation and asset-building opportunities to low-to-moderate income individuals/families. Taxes were prepared during the season at the Lewiston Memorial Armory and Auburn City Hall. Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald and Auburn City Councilor Belinda Gerry participated in the April 8 celebration.
Environmental groups downplay our energy challenges because we did not see the catastrophic price increases we saw last winter. They couldn’t be more wrong.
Dear Maine Taxpayer,
We are not just trying to avoid price increases. We must lower energy costs to make our state competitive. High energy costs make it difficult for our businesses to compete or expand. When prices spike in the winter, some mills shut down to save on energy costs. We need to create jobs, not lose them because of high energy prices.
By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
The number-one duty of every United States citizen is to vote.
Some don’t participate because they haven’t a clue when it comes to the significance of voting. Some are low-informational individuals who may or may not vote.
Following a lengthy national search by its board of directors, the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce has selected Matt Leonard, 39, from among 54 applicants as president and CEO. Leonard replaces outgoing helm Chip Morrison, beginning his term on May 11.
Leonard grew up in Maine but currently resides in San Diego, California, where he is completing his career as a senior executive advisor in the military.
Before we started reforming Maine’s welfare system in 2011, people could stay on “temporary” welfare for as long as they wanted.The rule for eligibility was: “When in doubt, hand it out.”
Hello, this is Governor Paul LePage.
When I became Governor, I knew our welfare system needed to be fixed. We had too many people on the welfare rolls, and there was zero accountability.
We’ve worked with thousands of Mainers to help them become more self-reliant and economically independent. Our administration is willing to provide the time and effort it takes to help fellow Mainers.We have enacted a five-year cap on TANF benefits.But that isn’t the only solution.We now offer welfare recipients the opportunities and support they need to succeed.