Governor LePage to Visit Waldo and Washington Counties to Talk Taxes

April 24, 2015

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 24, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has announced he will hold two town hall meetings next week to answer questions about his comprehensive tax reform and relief plan. The Governor will visit Belfast on Tuesday, April 28 and Machias on Wednesday, April 29.

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host the first of the two town halls from 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on April 28. The meeting is open to the public and is being held in the Walsh Wing conference room at 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast.

The Rose M. Gaffney Middle School will host the second town hall from 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. The location is 15 Rose Gaffney Road, Machias, and this event is open to the public, as well.

The town hall meetings will focus on the LePage Tax Cut Plan, which is a bold initiative to make Maine a more attractive place for young families, retirees, veterans and job creators. Most recently, Governor LePage asked Legislative leadership for bipartisan support for his bill to amend the Maine Constitution to eliminate the State income tax. Only Republican leaders stepped up to endorse it. Democrat leaders are opposed to eliminating the income tax.