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Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wy)
Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wy)
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Governor Mead Makes Trip to Kosovo [AUDIO]

Governor Matt Mead (R-WY), First lady Carol Mead and Wyoming's Adjutant General, Major General Luke Reiner, visited Wyoming Army National Guard troops serving in Kosovo and Bosnia over the weekend. The Wyoming Attorney General wants a judge to throw out a challenge to the state's redistricting plan. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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A gas rig and windmill in Sublette County. (Michael Smith/Newsmakers/Getty)
A gas rig and windmill in Sublette County. (Michael Smith/Newsmakers/Getty)
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Gov Mead Asks Agencies to Prepare 8 Percent Cuts

As natural gas prices go lower, Governor Matt Mead (R-WY) is asking state agencies to prepare for 8 % cuts by the end of this year.

A reduction of 8% would result in a cut of $74.5 million dollars from the budget in fiscal year 2014, which starts on July 1st, 2013. Governor Mead has also asked state agencies to immediately institute a cap on staff positions.  The Department of Health is exempt from preparing cuts because the Legislature has already directed the Department of Health to make 4% cuts. The instruction to other agencies is to prepare potential cuts.

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Gov Meads State Building Commission On Across America! [Audio]

"Although the commissioners have done the right thing by recognizing that they violated the First Amendment rights of WyWatch, members who simply wanted to display signs as others had been allowed to do, we disagree that the solution is to then shut everyone up so that you don't have to allow pro-life speech anymore," Scruggs explained.

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Gov. Mead Signs Sexaual Assault Awareness proclamation (Amy Richards/TSM
Gov. Mead Signs Sexaual Assault Awareness proclamation (Amy Richards/TSM
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Gov. Mead Declares April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Wildlife managers estimate hunting and other causes of death should reduce Wyoming's wolf population outside Yellowstone National Park to roughly 170 wolves by next December. Doug Randall reports. Governor Matt Mead signed a proclamation Thursday declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Gov. Matt Mead (Amy Richards/TSM)
Gov. Matt Mead (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Gov Mead Proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention Month

Governor Matt Mead Proclaimed April Child Abuse Prevention Month in Wyoming, during a ceremony Wednesday at the State Capitol. Lynn Huyler, Board President for Child Advocacy Centers of Wyoming says child abuse continues to be a problem in Wyoming.

According to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System report, in 2011 there were 718 child victims and 448 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in Wyoming. Governor Matt Mead says "it is not and cannot be a mere platitude that children represent our future."

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East High Frontier FFA Issues Team w/Gov. Mead (Amy Richards/TSM)
East High Frontier FFA Issues Team w/Gov. Mead (Amy Richards/TSM)
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East High Frontier FFA Ag Issues Team Presents To Gov. Mead

Members of the East High School Frontier FFA Agricultural Issues Team argued the pros and cons of the designation of critical habitat for endangered species in front of Governor Matt Mead and members of his staff on Tuesday, March 20th. Governor Mead says he was impressed with their arguments and responses to questions on the topic.

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(Courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture)
(Courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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Farm Credit Services Paying Dividends [AUDIO]

The State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $5 million dollar grant to help bring a proposed $112 million dollar data center to Cheyenne. Governor Matt Mead says he is willing to provide another $5 million in state money to land the center. Doug Randall reports.  Farm Credit Services of America says customer owners in Wyoming are receiving dividend checks totaling $13.8 million this month. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Developer of UW Plaza in Laramie In Financial Trouble [AUDIO]

Governor Matt Mead signed the Wolf Management Bill Wednesday. Barring any legal challenges, Wyoming should see it's first wolf hunt this fall. The developer of the University of Wyoming Plaza is facing financial difficulties. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Gov. Mead Sings Wolf Bill (Renny Mckay)
Gov. Mead Sings Wolf Bill (Renny Mckay)
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Governor Mead Signs Wolf Bill

Governor Matt Mead signed the Wolf Management Bill into law Wednesday. The measure complies with an agreement the state and federal governments reached last year over how to end endangered species act protections for the animals. Governor Mead says it was team effort to get the bill passed. The state  wants to allow trophy hunting for wolves in a flexible zone around Yellowstone National Park beginning this fall.

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Mitt Romney (Gage Skidmore/Getty)
Mitt Romney (Gage Skidmore/Getty)
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Romney Wins First Round of Wyoming’s Caucuses [AUDIO]

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picked up four delegates in the first round of Wyoming's Republican Caucuses. Doug Randall has the details. Governor  Matt Mead signed Wyoming's new redistricting bill into law Tuesday. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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