In State of the State address, Mead says Wyoming must curb spending

Feb 13, 2012

During his state of the state message Governor Matt Mead said that Wyoming is doing well.  He said 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.

“I have not recommended deep across the board cuts to agencies,” Mead said. “Instead I used a targeted approach identifying those areas where we could slow or even reduce growth.  Some cuts have been made, but we should distinguish between cuts and reducing growth.  There is a real difference.”

Mead says a reduction to the state Medicaid program needs to be addressed and after opposing state pay hikes, he says he thinks that issue should face another look.