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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.

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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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Wyoming recognized for recruiting data centers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Business Council has been recognized for its efforts to recruit data centers.

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Wyoming governor: Time to act on Medicaid expansion is now

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said that while he dislikes the Affordable Care Act, he believes the Legislature needs to act on Medicaid expansion.

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Gov. Mead wants plan for handling state fund

Gov. Mead wants plan for handling state fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Monday it’s time for Wyoming to develop a clear policy on how much money to keep in its rainy day fund — and what the fund is ultimately going to be used for.

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In Wyoming, governor doesn't want to let water leave state

In Wyoming, governor doesn't want to let water leave state

MANDERSON, Wyo. — Every spring, John Joyce watches as thousands of gallons of water in the Nowood River rush by his ranch in northern Wyoming. It’s water that eventually moves into the Bighorn, Yellowstone, Missouri and Mississippi rivers before dumping into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Matt Mead

Matt Mead

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has proposed building 10 dams in 10 years to corral more water before it leaves the state.

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High Plains Gas headed for showdown with state

CASPER, Wyo. — High Plains Gas Inc. is headed for a high-stakes meeting with Wyoming regulators today after failing Monday to post a $6.8 million bond to cover the company’s 3,000 idle coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin.

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Governor to visit Evansville for Veterans Day

Governor to visit Evansville for Veterans Day

EVANSVILLE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead plans to commemorate Veterans Day at an event in Evansville.

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Health advocates optimistic after Medicaid announcement

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming health advocates remain optimistic as they await the release of a new Medicaid expansion plan from the state Health Department.

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Federal officials ease stance on proposed Wyoming Medicaid expansion

Federal officials ease stance on proposed Wyoming Medicaid expansion

CASPER, Wyo. — Federal health officials are becoming more open to a Wyoming-tailored plan to expand Medicaid in the state, Gov. Matt Mead announced in a press conference Thursday.

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Governor endorses action to remove sheriff

Governor endorses action to remove sheriff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is directing the Wyoming Attorney General's Office to take legal action to remove Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall from office following a state investigation into an allegation that he tried to suppress his son's arrest on a drunken driving charge.

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Mead to focus on coal, Endangered Species Act

Mead to focus on coal, Endangered Species Act

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says he plans to push in his second term to finish projects that map out a better future for the state.

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Matt Mead to focus on energy, water and Internet

Matt Mead to focus on energy, water and Internet

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says he plans to push in his second term to finish projects that map out a better future for the state.

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