Acheson Talks to Press Herald About Poverty in Maine

Ann Acheson, a research associate at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for an article titled “In State of the Union, ideas to close income gap relevant for Mainers.” Acheson said Maine has a traditionally lower-than-average poverty rate, as well as a high number of people who are “working poor” or living just above the poverty line.