Governor Matt Mead delivered his fourth State of the State address to a Joint Session of the 62nd Wyoming Legislature today. Governor Mead announced that Wyoming is strong and in a position to invest in its communities, people and future.Mead said his proposed budget includes: increased support for local governments; technology infrastructure called a unified network; additional funds for school and courtroom security; enhanced services for the elderly and those with developmental disabilities; and improving state facilities, includingschools, the State Hospital, the Veterans’ Home, the Boys’ School and the Life Resource Center.

The Governor's proposed budget also includes pay raises for teachers, the University of Wyoming, community colleges and other state employees; and funding for medical homes, immunizations, and 211 services.There will be additional support to Wyoming’s ongoing investment to education.

Mead will continue to support Wyoming’s leading industries – energy, tourism and agriculture - and said he will look for ways to promote them in the coming years. He also emphasized the importance of water and discussed his goal to develop a Wyoming water strategy based on citizen feedback.

In his State of the State Governor Mead also paid tribute to the 79 Wyoming service members who died serving the country since 9/11 and