AUGUSTA — A Democratic leader of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee says she feels Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto threat won’t help lawmakers craft a Maine budget that can be approved by two-thirds of lawmakers.

Rep. Peggy Rotondo of Lewiston said today the budget is now in the Legislature’s hands and members are working hard to get a majority, including Democrats and Republicans, who will be needed to enact it.

Rotondo would not say whether the governor will get what he wants in the package that lawmakers will eventually approve.

LePage spokesman Dan Demeritt today said the governor sticks by his promise to veto a spending plan that doesn’t include $203 million in tax breaks and welfare reforms.