At his regularly-scheduled media conference Thursday, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal discussed the sale of state land in Grand Teton National Park.
The necessary next step in the process of selling the school trust land was undertaken Thursday when the Wyoming State Land and Investment Board, of which Freudenthal is a member, agreed to the terms of the sale, a transaction Wyoming has tried to resolve for nearly 50 years.
Freudenthal went on to praise the Feds for keeping this issue separate from other ongoing issues with the State.
The Governor said the next step requires Wyoming’s legislators to approve the Agreement with the Department of the Interior.
On the issue of the country’s finances, Freudenthal said that the agreement reached by President Barack Obama and Congressional Republican leaders on tax cuts is one that was politically expedient but will be harmful to the future generations who will be burdened by the enormous federal debt.
That deferral, Freudenthal said, comes from elected officials asking for things like tax cuts for which they have no intention of paying.