An outburst by a former Democratic lawmaker last night (April 2) caused Gov. Paul LePage to abruptly end a town hall meeting on his budget. LePage visited Thornton Academy to discuss his plan to overhaul the state's tax code.

The event came to an abrupt end after former Biddeford mayor and state lawmaker Joanne Twomey began shouting at the governor during the question-and-answer session.

Twomey approached the stage, on which LePage was sitting, and flipped a jar of Vaseline in his direction. She was escorted out of the town hall by security.

She defended herself saying she doesn't agree with the governor's budget because she believes it shifts the burden from the wealthy onto the poor. (AP)