By Molly Messick
LARAMIE, wyo – Governor-elect Matt Mead says he will appoint federal prosecutor and longtime friend Greg Phillips to be the next Attorney General for the state. Hot button issues like heath care and wolf management await Phillips in that post, but Phillips says he has already begun preparing
"There are a number of issues of course that are midstream and that will be a matter of learning but certainly not starting from the beginning," says Phillips. "Now the health care will be in that Wyoming previously has not joined that suit. It's well underway but there's still as I understand it in January an opportunity for other states to join."
Joining other states in suing the federal government over the new health care law was one of Mead's top campaign promises. Phillips and Mead have been friends since law school at the University of Wyoming, and for a time they were partners in their own firm. Phillips also served two terms as a Democratic state senator from Uinta County.