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Mead open to firing squads to execute condemned inmates

Mead open to firing squads to execute condemned inmates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said he's open to the idea of using firing squads to execute condemned inmates, disagrees with President Barack Obama's proposal to make community college tuition free for some students and questioned the financial benefits of Colorado's legalization of marijuana.

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Gov. Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

Gov. Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting “with bulldog determination” for the future of Wyoming coal.

January 14, 2015 5:30 pm Photos

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Medicaid expansion supporters, opponents offer mixed reaction to State of State

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On the Wyoming Hospital Association’s website, a ticker shows, second by second, the amount of federal funding Wyoming has foregone by not expanding Medicaid.

January 14, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Wyoming governor says he will fight for state's coal

Wyoming governor says he will fight for state's coal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal.

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New coalition pushes anti-discrimination law

New coalition pushes anti-discrimination law

CASPER, Wyo. — A group of business and opinion leaders announced the formation of a coalition to advocate changes in state law to protect gay and transgender people in the workplace.

January 08, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Wyoming politicians, though concerned, say state can weather drop in oil prices

Wyoming politicians, though concerned, say state can weather drop in oil prices

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming politicians expressed confidence this week in the state’s finances, saying robust saving in recent years will help buffer public coffers against a more than 50 percent drop in the price of oil and a projected budget shortfall.

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Tribes, Gov. Mead spar over EPA boundary filing

Tribes, Gov. Mead spar over EPA boundary filing

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead championed 10 states’ joint action to support an ongoing lawsuit over the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Central Wyoming.

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Gov. Mead, other Wyoming officials sworn in

Gov. Mead, other Wyoming officials sworn in

In his inaugural address Monday, Gov. Matt Mead said his goals for Wyoming look to the future.

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Governor, other top elected officials to be sworn in Monday

CASPER, Wyo. — The five top elected officials in Wyoming will be inaugurated Monday.

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Gov. Mead pushes oil and gas reform agenda

Gov. Mead pushes oil and gas reform agenda

CASPER, Wyo. — In a recent interview with the Star-Tribune, Gov. Matt Mead said his hope is to leave office with a legacy of responsible energy development, one that balances environmental stewardship with mineral extraction.

January 03, 2015 8:00 am Photos

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Gov picks bow expert, landscape artist, illustrator for annual awards

Gov picks bow expert, landscape artist, illustrator for annual awards

CASPER, Wyo. — A horned bow expert, a landscape artist and an illustrator. These are the multitude of talents of this year’s recipients of the Governor’s Arts Awards.

January 02, 2015 10:00 am Photos

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UW faculty call for more women on board of trustees

UW faculty call for more women on board of trustees

CASPER, Wyo. — A group representing faculty at the University of Wyoming has asked Gov. Matt Mead to appoint more women to the school’s board of trustees.

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Mead will watch bill that could lead to appointed schools chief

Mead will watch bill that could lead to appointed schools chief

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said he is watching a proposal that would begin a process to make the elected post of superintendent of public instruction an appointed position.

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Mead supports pilot project negotiated with feds over lands

Mead supports pilot project negotiated with feds over lands

CASPER, Wyo. — Instead of suing the federal government to gain control of public lands, Gov. Matt Mead prefers that the state and federal government agree to a pilot project in which the state would manage a piece of federal ground for a set number of years, he said.

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Mead hopes his legacy will be economic diversity, quality of life

Mead hopes his legacy will be economic diversity, quality of life

CASPER, Wyo. — In his first four years, Gov. Matt Mead worked to diversify the Wyoming economy and announced an energy strategy for the state.

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Mead criticized by Goshen County GOP

Mead criticized by Goshen County GOP

CASPER, Wyo. — Thirty-three members of the Goshen County Republican Party have signed a letter that rebukes Republican Gov. Matt Mead for not do more to fight same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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GOP criticizes Mead for not fighting gay marriage

GOP criticizes Mead for not fighting gay marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — GOP leaders in Goshen County signed their names to a letter that rebuked Republican Gov. Matt Mead for not appealing a judge’s order that allowed same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

December 18, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Bill would repeal controversial science standard ban in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — A Sheridan Republican plans to sponsor legislation that would allow the Wyoming State Board of Education to adopt science standards that were barred by lawmakers earlier this year.

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Wyoming governor appoints new lottery board member

Wyoming governor appoints new lottery board member

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Sandi Chitwood, of Rock Springs, to the board of directors of the Wyoming Lottery Corp.

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8 Western states governors meeting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Eight Western U.S. governors and several top federal officials are in Las Vegas this weekend to talk about common problems and issues including energy, species like sage grouse, and drought.

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