LISBON (AP) — As the battle over the state budget heats up in the Maine Legislature, Gov. Paul LePage is heading to Lisbon to discuss his tax overhaul plan.

The Republican governor will hold a town hall meeting at the Open Door Baptist Church auditorium at 26 Gartley Street at 6 p.m.

LePage has been traveling the state to tout his ambitious plan to raise and expand the sales tax to pay for a massive income tax cut.

But his proposal has gained little traction in the Legislature. He acknowledged last week that his plan is “dead.”

Democrats and Senate Republicans announced a tentative budget deal on Monday that doesn’t include income tax cuts. But House Republicans say they oppose that proposal and LePage has said he would veto any plan that doesn’t reduce income taxes.

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