Gov. Paul LePage will hold his next town hall forum on Wednesday night in Gorham, weather permitting.
LePage’s office announced Tuesday that the governor will talk about his budget and other administration priorities starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Spire 29 on the Square, which is located at 29 School St. in Gorham. He will then answer questions from the audience.
LePage revived his town hall-style forums in January after suspending the events during the late summer and fall. The governor has been using the forums to attempt to pressure lawmakers to support his administration’s $6.8 billion budget and his proposals to cut taxes, reduce energy costs and change Maine’s welfare laws.
Since the election, LePage has also used the forums as venues to criticize the voter-approved referendum campaigns to impose a 3 percent tax surcharge on Mainers earning more than $200,000 a year and to phase out the so-called “tip credit” for restaurant workers as part of a minimum wage increase. Supporters of those campaigns, meanwhile, have repeatedly challenged LePage on those issues and others during recent town hall-style forums.
LePage’s office said the Gorham event will be rescheduled if weather or parking bans prompt a cancellation.