Freudenthal will think positive in state-of-the-state

Cheyenne, WY – Governor Freudenthal says he plans to accentuate the positive in his state-of-the-state address to the Wyoming legislature this morning.

Freudenthal is starting the second year of his second term. Wyoming's economy shows signs that it may be slowing down for the first time in several years.

The most recent Wyoming revenue projections call for essentially flat state income over the next two years.

Freudenthal and key lawmakers all say that Wyoming doesn't have the money to expand state government programs as it has done over the past several years of the energy boom.

But Freudenthal says he plans to emphasize that Wyoming is facing good times. He says no state agencies are facing funding cuts under his proposed budget.