Gov. LePage holds town hall in Yarmouth

Past racial comments come up during Yarmouth town hall.

YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Gov. Paul LePage held his third town hall of the year Wednesday night in Yarmouth.

It was held from 6-7 p.m. at AMVETS Post 2 on North Road.

The focus of the meeting, according to the governor's office, was expected to be about "[Gov. LePage's] budget proposal, protecting the elderly and strengthening Maine families and economy."

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LePage has said, The Associated Press reports, that he wants Mainers to demand that their representatives pass his $6.8 billion, two-year budget.

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In his budget, LePage called for an eventual 5.75 percent flat tax and reducing the top corporate income tax rate, according to AP.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 15 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

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