WPR News
11:00 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Mead debating what to do about proposed constitutional amendment.

Laramie, WY – Governor Matt Mead is trying to decide what to do about a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the legislature. It asks voters to change the constitution to say that they will be in charge of their own health care. According to Mead's Press Secretary Renny MacKay, the Governor had consulted with the attorney general before leaving the office Friday. After first indicating that the deadline for Mead to make a decision was Friday night, MacKay told media outlets that the actual deadline is Saturday. The governor may sign it, let it go to the voters without his signature or veto it. Mead has expressed concern about the proposed constitutional amendment, fearing that there could be unintended consequences. It would go to the voters in 2012.