Posted: Jan 9, 2013 5:32 PM by Angela Douglas - Q2 News
Updated: Jan 9, 2013 5:53 PM
CHEYENNE, WY - Wyoming's Governor calls on the 62nd Wyoming Legislature to act now on tough issues.
That was Governor Matt Mead's message Wednesday morning as he delivered his 2013 State of the State address at a Joint Session of the House and Senate.
He told the group of lawmakers, whatever decisions they make this session, they are in the best place to make them.
"The state of our state is strong. We are fortunate to be able to say that because I can assure you as I talk to governors around the country, not everyone can," Mead announced. "We are thankful for our energy resources, our tourism, our agriculture, our natural treasures, our businesses, and our greatest strength: our citizens."
Included in Governor Mead's recommendations: reducing the on-going budget, cutting the size of government, and building the state's savings.
Mead also wants to streamline state regulations, decide on a funding mechanism for state highways, and change state fiscal policies to build up Wyoming's rainy-day account - and provide funding for major items like wildfires, landfills, and local government.