Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spoke to a crowd of about 50 people at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, giving a short speech before opening the floor to questions.
During his brief speech, Mead gave a glimpse into the upcoming State Of The State Address, saying Wyoming is currently “strong.”
Revenue projections last year led to requests from Mead for cuts of 6% across the board in the State's budget, but revenues, he said, have been better than previously thought, with 98% of projected revenue already reached at this point in the year, with the end of the year still months away.
Mead said revenue is projected to be better this coming year, but that state government needs to remain conservative in spending.
Mead shared some “great news” concerning the state with those at the luncheon.
Mead said Wyoming needs to continue to develop its energy resources and stressed the state and the country both need energy policies that are diverse in their portfolios.
He touched briefly on the EPA's Regional Haze Rule, saying those not familiar with the pending EPA regulations get familiar with them as they will affect every aspect of everyone's lives in the state if implemented.
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Governor Mead wrapped up the luncheon in Buffalo and headed north to Sheridan for a full afternoon of activities.