Governor Mead Delivers Final State of the State Address

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead delivered his 8th and final State of the State Address Monday before a joint session of the Legislature.

The Governor’s address signified the start of the Legislative Budget Session that is expected to last the next 20 days. Mead said lawmakers should be prudent about state spending amid a looming budget deficit but not neglect efforts to diversify the state's economy. Mead said that growing technology has always been one of his priorities.

Mead said that lawmakers need to continue to invest in Wyoming’s future despite the $850 million budget shortfall.

Mead added that the State has to make the necessary adjustments due to revenue limitations.

For the next month, Legislators will consider Governor Mead’s budget recommendations and work on crafting the budget for the next two years. Mead closed by saying that “with investments in our future and opportunities on the horizon, the state of our state is strong.”

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