state of the state http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Mead Calls State Strong, Pushes Water Policy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-calls-state-strong-pushes-water-policy <p>Governor Matt Mead said that Wyoming is strong and getting stronger.&nbsp; During his annual State of the State address before the legislature, Mead urged lawmakers to invest in Wyoming.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:56:12 +0000 Bob Beck 53844 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead Calls State Strong, Pushes Water Policy Mead Says Wyoming In Good Shape http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-says-wyoming-good-shape <p>Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he believes the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next week.</p><p></p><p>Mead's State of the State address will kick off the legislative session that starts Monday in Cheyenne. Lawmakers have set aside four weeks to craft a budget for the two-year funding period that starts July 1.</p><p>Mead told The Associated Press today that he's generally satisfied with the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee's recommendations on his budget proposals.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:24:03 +0000 The Associated Press 53545 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead Says Wyoming In Good Shape Gov. Mead reiterates need to grow 'rainy day account' during State of the State speech http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-reiterates-need-grow-rainy-day-account-during-state-state-speech <p></p><p></p><p>In the State of the State address today, Governor Mead reiterated his proposal to redirect more money from severance taxes into the ‘rainy day account.’ One percent of severance taxes currently goes into the permanent mineral trust fund, but Governor Mead wants it to go into a legislative savings account instead.&nbsp;</p><p>House Minority Leader, Mary Throne, has spoken out against having a rainy day fund so large, noting that it currently contains $5 billion. She says they need to determine how much they actually need to save.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:36:24 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35059 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead reiterates need to grow 'rainy day account' during State of the State speech Gov. Mead pushes for a WY Medicaid expansion plan pitch http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-pushes-wy-medicaid-expansion-plan-pitch <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Matt Mead said in his State of the State address Wednesday that lawmakers need to think further about Medicaid expansion in the state and to develop a plan specifically for Wyoming. Department of Health Director, Tom Forslund, said the state would save about $50 million over six years under a full expansion.</p><p>House Majority Floor leader Kermit Brown says there are still too many unknowns in the federal rules for the Affordable Care Act that could hurt Wyoming.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:20:55 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35058 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead pushes for a WY Medicaid expansion plan pitch Mead calls for studying healthcare during State of the State address http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-calls-studying-healthcare-during-state-state-address <p>Governor Matt Mead is urging legislators not to dismiss health care issues, but to study them and craft a Wyoming response to the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; During his state of the state message today, Mead asked legislators to study both the health insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:33:02 +0000 Bob Beck 35040 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead calls for studying healthcare during State of the State address Mead to deliver State of the State address today http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-deliver-state-state-address-today <p>Gov. Matt Mead is set to deliver his annual State of the State address to lawmakers in Cheyenne on this morning.</p><p>Mead is presiding over Wyoming at a time of transition. State financial analysts warn state energy revenues are likely to stay flat for years to come.</p><p>Mead is proposing 6.5-percent budget cuts for state agencies, not counting one-time project funding. The cuts amount to more than $60 million over the coming year.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:39:10 +0000 The Associated Press 35022 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead to deliver State of the State address today Democrats Respond To State Of The State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/democrats-respond-state-state <p>Wyoming Democrats say they were mostly pleased with the governor&rsquo;s State of the State message. But while they agree the state should be cautious with spending, they don&rsquo;t favor reductions.&nbsp; House Minority Floor Leader Pat Goggles wishes Gov. Mead had spent more time on worker safety.&nbsp; Goggles says it is time get serious about the situation.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;d like to see more positions in compliance in terms of worker safety and work to change the culture of safety,&rdquo; says Goggles.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:20:46 +0000 Bob Beck 19528 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Democrats Respond To State Of The State In State of the State address, Mead says Wyoming must curb spending http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-state-address-mead-says-wyoming-must-curb-spending <p>During his state of the state message Governor Matt Mead said that Wyoming is doing well.&nbsp; He said&nbsp;Wyoming does not have the severe budget constraints that other statesface, but that a downturn in projected revenue means that the state has to curb its spending.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:10:50 +0000 Bob Beck 19504 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org In State of the State address, Mead says Wyoming must curb spending Governor Mead to give his State of the State message on Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/governor-mead-give-his-state-state-message-wyoming-public-radio <div style="margin:14pt 0;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Governor Matt Mead says he will try and stay upbeat when he gives his State of the State message Monday morning.&nbsp; &nbsp; While the state has over a billion dollars in reserves, the governor is worried about falling gas prices and the potential loss of hundreds of millions of dollars from the state revenue picture.&nbsp;</span></font></div><div style="margin:14pt 0;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Those potential losses, along with the fact that W Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:43:30 +0000 Bob Beck 19484 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Governor Mead to give his State of the State message on Wyoming Public Radio