AUGUSTA — More than 200 people held a rally in the State House Hall of Flags this morning to protest budget cuts proposed by Gov. Paul LePage.

Holding handmade signs that said “No More Cuts They Hurt Us!” and “Protect Safety Net Programs,” the protesters said they oppose proposed cuts to health insurance coverage for low-income adults, limits on general assistance, and cuts to Medicare benefits for senior citizens.

“The governor’s proposed budget is irresponsible and immoral,” said Tammy Trask of the Maine Association of Interdependent Neighborhoods.

Lawmakers on the Appropriations Committee are scheduled to take public testimony on the governor’s change package starting at 1 p.m.