Home » Lincoln County »State of Wyoming »Sublette County »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Mead Says Wyo. Will Keep The Money

Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has written the U.S. Forest Service, informing them that he will not be returning federal dollars that were sent to counties for roads, schools, firefighting and forest restoration prior to federal sequestration. Mead told reporters that Forest Service has asked Wyoming to retroactively return $220,000 that went to counties in January.  Mead says he has rejected that request while asking what their legal authority for the request is.  Says Mead: “My view is that money was paid appropriately, it’s been distributed, so if and until they can show me some legal authority, I’m not inclined to give it back.”  The Forest Service claimed in a March 19th letter that the payments made to Wyoming earlier in fiscal year 2013 will make the agency unable to meet the demands of the sequester and the Anti-deficiency Act. That act, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, prohibits federal employees from spending more than a fund has appropriated to it unless authorized by law.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

  • Special Weather Statement issued August 20 at 4:52PM MDT by NWS - August 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM
    THROUGH 645 PM...A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE IDAHO WYOMING BORDER BETWEEN 515 PM AND 545 PM...AND CONTINUE MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH ACROSS FAR WEST WYOMING...WITH MOST OF THIS ACTIVITY MOVING TO THE EAST OF THE STAR VALLEY AND JACKSON HOLE VALLEY BY 645 PM. EXPECT OCCA [...]

Wyoming News

  • Mainly Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 20, 2014
    A passing weather system will combine with monsoonal moisture to trigger shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the state today.  Shower and thunderstorm activity will be likely across the western, northern and southern mountain areas (and higher terrain), while mainly isolated thunderstorms will be possible throughout eastern Wyoming.  However, any storms that do develop have the […]
  • Cramming for hunting - August 20, 2014
    My kids aren’t involved in all the things a kid can take part in, but they still keep my wife and me pretty busy. With the activities they do, though, combined with all the commitments Amy and I have, summer sort of got away from us. Now it’s fall, and that means getting the kids […]
  • Cowgirls Picked Fifth In MW-Kirby First Team - August 19, 2014
    The Wyoming volleyball team was selected to finish fifth, as the Mountain West announced the 2014 preseason volleyball poll and all-conference team on Tuesday morning. The voting panel consisted of the league’s 11 head coaches. Defending league-champion Colorado State was chosen as the favorite to win the 2014 MW regular-season title. The Rams collected seven […]
  • Bigger trucks aren’t always better - August 19, 2014
    I recently had the rare opportunity to test a compact and a full-size pickup pretty much head-to-head. Going into it, I was pretty sure there was nothing the compact version could offer that I would like more than the full-size truck. But the Nissan Frontier, despite its size, is no less truck than the Nissan […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin