Governor LePage speaks at Bangor forum

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Time in office is running out on Governor LePage.

On Friday, he was in Bangor speaking in a forum reflecting on his years as Maine's Chief Executive.

The event was hosted by Eastern Maine Development Corporation.

The forum gave LePage the opportunity to reflect on his business and economic development efforts.

The governor says the state's in better shape than it has been for 60 years.

"We have record number of employers in the state," said LePage. "We have record number of private sector jobs and we have record number of revenues for the state. The month of September of 2018, despite the fact that I lowered the income tax from 8.5 to 7.15, we had the historical largest revenue month in the history of the state of Maine."

LePage wishes his administration could have done more to lower energy costs in Maine.

He hopes governor-elect Janet Mills will take a look at that and the issue of domestic violence.

He says while they did make advancements in that area since 2011, he hopes Mills will keep things going and address it with lawmakers.