(NEWS CENTER) -- The Lewiston Sun Journal recently reported that cities such as Lewiston and Portland are seeing an uptick in the number of people looking for help in paying for living expenses.
Many of those people were recently told that they had reached the end of the 60-week limit for assistance from the program called "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" -- or TANF.
But, can already cash-strapped municipalities really afford to help them?
We talk to analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling about the fiscal and political realites they face. Plus, what was behind the political cartoon Governor Paul LePage sent to Maine's high school principals, last week?