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Mead Looks To Recover Severance Funds

April 9, 2013 State of Wyoming No Comments
Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters Friday that the state is trying to determine what alternatives it has in dealing with reductions being made to the state’s mineral funds through abandoned mined land payments and mineral royalties due to sequestration.  However, Mead says it appearsthe only hope the state has to recover the money that will be lost will be through the actions of the state’s Washington Delegation.  Mead says in his discussions with his staff and the Congressional Delegation, he knows work is being done on the issue.  He says Senator Enzi has been devoting a lot of time trying to figure out what can be done legislatively.  Mead says he had asked Wyoming’s attorney general if there was some sort of legal challenge that could be made by the state, and while that option is still being examined, it does not now look like the state will have any legal recourse to stop the sequestration of those dollars.  Mead says the federal cuts will impact people who work on state issues but are paid by federal dollars. However, it will also impact the Secure Rural Schools program, the school construction program and the budget reserve account funds for Wyoming schools.  Mead emphasizes that while cuts are needed within the federal government, the process they went through in making those cuts were not accomplished like they were in Wyoming where it was planned out so that the cuts would avoid disruption.  Instead, Mead says it appears the federal governments made their decisions in such a way that they would maximize disruption and minimize good planning.

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