- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) - State officials say Gov. Paul LePage cancelled a forum at a high school so he could remain at the State House as lawmakers work toward adjourning for the session.

LePage cancelled the forum planned for Thursday at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, despite the arrival of local police, members of the public and some protesters.

Maine Department of Transportation spokesman Ted Talbot says he has no further information about the legislation or issue that required LePage’s presence.

LePage’s communications director Peter Steele didn’t provide further explanation.

Lawmakers have said they want to complete their work by Friday or Saturday.

Among the proposals expected to be considered include a bill to expand solar development and a bill to expand state health care coverage through Obamacare.

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