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Matt Mead on Budget & Economy


Reduce the budget & build up the rainy-day account

Governor Mead's recommendations to the Legislature include:
Source: Press Release on 2013 Wyoming State of the State Speech , Jan 9, 2013

We need to live within our means

Gov. Mead says the latest forecast from Wyoming's Consensus Revenue Estimating Group shows the state's economy is stable. However, Gov. Mead is concerned because the CREG is forecasting that revenue will flatten out or slightly decrease in the future.

"I believe everyone in the state has to adjust to the fact that the days of big revenue spikes are likely behind us and we need to live within our means," Governor Mead said. "It is fortunate that the energy industry has led Wyoming out of the recession, but I recognize the national economy is fragile, and because of that, it cannot withstand energy prices going much higher."

"Our revenue is still coming in at rates below what Wyoming saw in 2008," Governor Mead said. "This certainly shows that there are tough decisions ahead as I put together a budget and work with the Legislature this winter."

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "CREG Forecast" , Oct 24, 2011

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IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
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ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
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PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
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TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
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Page last updated: Jul 02, 2013