LePage in Aroostook for Maine budget workshop
FORT KENT, Maine—Maine Gov. Paul LePage is in Aroostook County to attend a public workshop on his supplemental state budget proposal, which includes major cuts in Medicaid.
Tuesday's workshop in Fort Kent, plus two others this week in Houlton and Presque Isle, are organized by the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging.
LePage planned to listen to people's concerns and provide facts on his budget proposal, which he says is needed to balance the state budget and trim a program that's grown beyond the state's means to pay for it. Under his proposal, 65,000 people could lose Medicaid benefits.
The governor says his plan would save Medicaid for 290,000 people. He says he wants to hear concerns from citizens and make sure they have all the facts.