Gov. Paul LePage was flanked Thursday night by his commissioners during a town hall event at Mount View High School in Thorndike, which capped Waldo County's turn at his "Capitol for a Day" initiative. About 150 people attended, asking questions on topics such as job creation, education, teacher pensions and tax reform.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage said the high cost of doing business is hindering job creation in Maine.
LePage said recent announcements of job cuts at Verso Paper in Bucksport, Barber Foods in Portland and Lowe’s stores in Biddeford and Ellsworth are a blow, but that he’s encouraged by what he’s hearing from business leaders.