Governor Matt Mead yesterday thanked the legislators for the diligent work over the past two months as the 62nd legislative session drew to a close. Mead told the lawmakers that Congress in Washington could take a lesson from the legislature here. Mead told the legislators he really appreciated their willingness to address tough issues. He said one of the fundamental problems the country has with what’s going on in Congress is that they don’t make tough decisions – that they think first of their own future rather than the country’s future. Mead told the lawmakers, “there was never a time when I thought any of you as individuals or as a body were afraid to tackle the tough issues, and that’s what’s right with Wyoming.” Moreover, Mead told the legislators that it was evident that their decisions were based on what’s best for the next generation rather than the next election or what is necessarily popular.