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Governor LePage set to deliver final State of the State

Gov. LePage (WGME)

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Governor Paul LePage will deliver his last State of the State address Tuesday night, laying out his priorities for his final year in office.

LePage will be giving his final State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature in the House chambers.

While he will be discussing a variety of topics and priorities for the year, a big one will likely be taxes.

Governor LePage says a main theme of his final year in office will be pushing to tax conservation land owned by trusts.

The speech is a long standing tradition for governors but one Governor LePage hasn't always given.

He did not give a State of the State address in 2016 and last year streamed his State of the State address live on Facebook, rather than before the legislature.

Lawmakers say they're looking forward to hearing what Governor LePage has to say Tuesday and hope it will be a productive year.

Governor LePage will also likely touch on the financial hardships facing some Mainers. He says he's inviting an elderly Maine man who lost his home to foreclosure.

Governor LePage’s State of the State address is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the State House.

Watch live at 7 p.m.


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