- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage is urging lawmakers to back his plan to lower Maine’s income tax and eliminate the estate tax and tax on military pensions.

A television screen inside LePage’s Statehouse office with scrolling messages that are visible from the hallway says his proposal “attracts jobs for Mainers,” ”keeps … veterans in Maine” and “let’s Mainers choose how to spend their money.” It’s part of his $6.3 billion budget proposal.

The television screen was once at the center of a dispute between LePage and the Legislature.

LePage threated to move out of the Statehouse for good in 2013 after legislative leaders said the presence of the TV on the rolling stand in the Hall of Flags violated rules of decorum. It was eventually moved inside his office.

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