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Governor Mulls Mitigation

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters he has been in conference with community leaders in Northwestern Wyoming regarding the impacts of delayed road plowing in Yellowstone on the region’s tourism.  Mead says unquestionably, the losses to those communities will be significant, but just what the state’s role will be in mitigating those losses remains unclear. Mead says the choice is should the state leave those communities losing the tourism dollars or is there some other way of addressing the concern.  However, once the state fills in where the federal government has dropped support, Mead asks, “Where does it end? What do you do next year? How much will the states be able to do that if we wanted to?” Mead points out that there will be other areas the sequestration will impact the state including a $1.1-million cut in federal funds for education, funding for the department of health and for state-based military.  Another concern Mead pointed to is how the national forests will deal with the fire season under sequestration.  He says it will be appropriate for the Forest Service to try to triage which fires are the worst and where they would best spend their money. Mead says the state does need to get the word out that Wyoming is open and tourism opportunities will still abound, and the state Travel and Tourism Department is involved in the current discussions.

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