Gov. Matt Mead

Governor’s Proposed Budget Hits Counties Hard
Gov. Matt Mead’s proposed budget for 2016-2017 will severely affect cities, towns and counties, according to the president of the Wyoming County Commission Association. Mead’s request for $90 million for local governments marks a 50.8 percent decrease over the last biennium, which was …
Governor Calls For Endangered Species Act Reform
Wyoming loves its wildlife, Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday. It does not love the way the federal government has handled wildlife through the 1973 Endangered Species Act, Mead said at a news conference. “Roughly 1 percent of all species that have been listed have been delisted,” he said.…
Wyoming Welcomes Home Vietnam Veterans
Staff Sgt. John Cudney wanted to, but couldn’t, serve lunch to some guys 43 years ago. Cudney and five other soldiers had just arrived by plane from Vietnam to an enclosed hangar at Travis Air Force Base in California after midnight one day in November 1972, he said. “There was about 1…
Survivors Of Violence Share Stories, Offer Hope
Aubrey’s drug-addicted mother would hit her, lock her in a closet, and be gone for days leaving the 8- and 9-year-old girl to care for her younger siblings. Amber McGuire took two gunshots to the head, recovered, and testified against the man who shot her and murdered two of her friends. Neit…
New Law Protects Interviews Of Child Sexual Abuse Victims
Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will protect the interviews of children who have been sexually abused. House Bill 180 closes a loophole that could allow their testimonies used in criminal cases to be used in civil cases. “Before when we had child victims and they were in…
Gov. Mead on the Legacy of Mick McMurry: ‘A Job Well Done’
Gov. Matt Mead gave this statement to K2 Radio on Tuesday about the legacy of Mick McMurry: “I think anybody would be hard-pressed to find somebody who gave back more to the state of Wyoming. His generosity was just unmatched in terms of what he and Susie and the McMurry Foundation what they …
Standing On The Shoulders Of Veterans
Young soldiers, young children, and old veterans share a bond, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday. Four years ago, Mead started a ceremony for new military enlistments, he told about a hundreds veterans, students and other observers of Veterans Day at the Wyoming State Veterans Cemetery. “As you loo…

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