SANFORD — Gov. Paul LePage continued his call for widespread pro-business reforms in state government at an appearance today before the Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce and Econonic Development.

LePage told the rougly 150 people in attendance that the state needs to cut the costs of energy, health care and taxes if it wants to attract business to the state.

He urged chamber members to pressure elected representatives to support his pro-business agenda. While he won a legislative victory recently on health care reform, he said the Legislature is scaling back his energy proposals.

He called for more unanimity from Republicans in supporting his agenda and criticized Democrats for party-line voting in opposition.

Sen. Jonathan Courtney, R-Springvale, the Republican majority leader, said he strongly supports the governor’s vision for making Maine more business-friendly. However, he said, unlike in the private sector, governing requires building a consensus.