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Gov. Matt Mead begins his 2017 State of the State speech to the Legislature on Jan. 11. At the time he told lawmakers it was not necessary to make further cuts. In a Feb. 10 interview with WyoFile, the governor said he was worried by what he’d seen in the supplemental budget bill thus far.  (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)

Mead calls Legislature’s spending cuts unnecessary

The Legislature’s proposed budget cuts are unnecessary and could hurt Wyoming citizens and slow efforts to diversify the state’s economy, Gov. Matt Mead said in an interview Friday.

Mead again said he does not believe Wyoming citizens have felt the