AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's going to veto the two-year budget that contains temporary tax increases.
LePage made the announcement Thursday at an Americans For Prosperity rally dubbed "Don't Overtax ME" at the State House.
The Republican governor previously threatened to veto the $6.3 billion state budget, saying a potential state government shutdown in the short term would be better than adopting a budget that includes tax increases.
The budget includes temporary sales tax and meals and lodging tax increases.
Lawmakers plan to reconvene next week to take up the budget. A budget proposal must be in place by July 1 to avoid a government shutdown.
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