Gov. Paul LePage plans to hold his next town hall meeting Thursday night in Waterville.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Waterville Junior High School, 100 West River Road.

LePage, who was Waterville mayor from 2003 until becoming governor in 2011, has held a series of town hall meetings since the beginning of the year to promote his agenda for the state.

According to a press release from the governor’s office Monday morning, the meeting will focus on the governor’s “vision for Maine,” including further reducing the state income tax, reforming welfare by strengthening the state’s safety net for the most vulnerable, cutting energy costs and addressing Maine’s high student debt burden, according to the release.

LePage will deliver remarks and answer questions from students and residents.

Last week, LePage held a town hall meeting at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, where the governor engaged in several spirited exchanges about his refusal to authorize land conservation bonds and his focus on disrupting illegal drug trafficking.

LePage was recently in Waterville to help announce that Collaborative Consulting, a Massachusetts company, will open an office in the city that will eventually add up to 200 jobs to the region.

LePage said at the Wednesday announcement the move is a result of government, business and educational institutions working together.

“Investment capital will go where it’s welcomed and stays where it’s appreciated, and that is easier said than done,” said LePage. Making the state welcoming to business has been a focus of LePage and a frequent theme at previous town hall meetings.

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