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originally posted by: Spider879Robert Macdonald, Maine mayor, wants to publish names of welfare recipients:
Lack of support kills Lewiston mayor’s proposal for online listing of welfare recipients
Legislators were unwilling to sponsor a bill to pursue the idea, which Robert Macdonald says was intended to fight fraud and abuse, not publicly shame people.
A proposal from Lewiston’s mayor to create an online database of Maine welfare recipients generated significant debate late last week but will not move forward because no lawmakers were willing to sponsor the legislation.
A proposal by the mayor of Lewiston to create an online registry of people receiving welfare isn't getting any attention from Governor Paul LePage. Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald, a longtime critic of public assistance programs, wants to create an online registry that would make public the names and addresses of all Mainers who receive welfare benefits.
The Governor's communications director said Friday that there is no plan for the governor to push for such a bill. Mayor Bob Macdonald pitched the proposal in his regular column of a local newspaper -- saying the public has a right to know how their money is being spent.
originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
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Misread the OP.
Thought the guy was a Senator for some reason....didn't realize he was a Mayor.
I'm staying out of this because he has to live there and knows the situation better than I will.
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