A national report released on January 29, 2015 by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) ranks Maine 10th in outcomes and 7th in policies that determine household financial well-being of residents. Despite the state’s strong showing, CFED’s 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard also finds several areas of weakness, including a continuing high foreclosure rate (ranked 48th worse in the nation) and high college debt (ranked 44th). Learn more here: 2015 Maine Assets & Opportunity Scorecard or you can download the full scorecard here.
LEWISTON: The Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition was recognized today by The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The LA CA$H effort was recognized as 1 of 124 innovative government initiatives as part of its 2015 Bright Ideas Program.
Lewiston Deputy City Administrator Phil Nadeau was pleased to hear of The Ash Center recognition, “It’s exciting that local government is making a difference through LA CA$H. It’s become a well-known and respected resource to get the credits people are eligible for each tax season and to learn new ways to make the most of a refund and to wisely plan for future financial goals.” (FMI:www.lewistonmaine.gov/lacash)