Matt Mead

Medicaid Expansion Still A Possibility In Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Despite the Wyoming Legislature’s recent rejection of a plan to extend Medicaid coverage to 17,600 additional low-income adults, the state’s Department of Health continues to study the possibility. Expanding Medicaid is a cornerstone of the Affordable Care …
Gas Tax Bill Passes Legislature [AUDIO]
A bill to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon passed the state Senate Thursday by a vote of 18-12. The bill would raise the tax from the existing rate of 14 cents a gallon up to 24 cents for gasoline and diesel.The hike would raise about $70 million a year, of which […]
Wyoming Lawmakers Vote To Oust Education Chief
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill making major changes in the duties of the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction has passed the state Legislature. On Friday, the Senate proposal passed the House on 39-20 vote and the Senate then concurred with the House version on a 21-9 vote. The measure …
Legislative Committee Passes Fuel Tax Increase Bill [AUDIO]
The house revenue committee voted 7-2 to recommend approval of a bill to hike fuel taxes by a dime. The tax would increase from 14 cents to 24 cents a gallon on gasoline. Committee member Laramie County Representative John Eklund (HD-10), tried to amend the bill to add a sunset date for the tax. Ekl…
Mead Postpones Office Building Plans
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has put plans for a new state office building on hold in response to falling state revenue projections. Mead wrote to state lawmakers Tuesday telling them he’s decided to exercise an option not to spend $4.4 million to plan for a new building in Che…
Gov. Mead Asks Feds To Delist Grizzlies
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on the federal government to end federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area. Mead wrote to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week saying that the gravity of the bear situation around the nation’s …
Gov. Mead Attends Meeting On Public Lands
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says a gathering of governors in Salt Lake City is an important first step in developing a unified voice on issues such as public lands and immigration. Herbert is hosting governors from Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming at the Rocky Mountain Rou…
Holding The Line On State Spending
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s Joint Appropriations Committee has approved a budget that generally calls for holding the line on state spending over the next two years. The committee voted Wednesday to endorse a $3.2-billion state funds budget for the two-year budget cycle t…
Govenor Matt Mead Talks Budget, Niobrara Play, Wolves And More
Governor Matt Mead joined Brian Scott this morning for their monthly conversation. Todays topics were wide ranging. From wolves and grizzlies to the upcoming budget and the cuts associated with it, the state of the finances of Wyoming and and the current status on the Niobrara oil play in southeast …

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