I wanted to thank Gov. Paul LePage for attending the Lewiston town hall meeting and sharing with the people some of the issues going on in Augusta. I appreciate his straightforwardness.
I was very impressed by the fact that he did not pander or take the easy way out in answering questions that were being asked. He has proven to me to be a straight shooter and will tell you the way things are, even though it may not be what you want to hear.
The reality of it is that Maine is broke. Changes and tough decisions need to be made now.
After listening to Gov. LePage, I feel he is on the right "page." I encourage legislators to join him in making the necessary changes — and not the kind of changes that are being made in Washington, but actual changes that will be both beneficial and in the best interest of Maine and the people who reside here.
I also want to commend the governor's spokeswoman, Adrienne Bennett, who did an outstanding job at coordinating the event. Those of us who attended know she surely got her exercise getting the microphone all around the room so people could ask questions.
Jane M. Beaudoin, Lewiston