Governor Mead addresses the State of Wyoming today, and I've learned what's important to this new state I live in.

Doug Randall, a news reporter with KGAB, taught me about the two-year projections covered in the Governor's State of the State address. One year covers budget concerns, and one year falls into the "general/everything else" category.

Wyoming is so very conscious of local and state government, which you don't see in every state. I love that locals participate and follow state affairs.

Matt Mead is opposed to setting aside federal money for health care costs. The locals are concerned with federal funds being used for local revitalization.

In this budget session, Mead proposed a $3.3 billion general funds budget, with $175 million for counties and local governments, as well as pay raises for most state employees. Now that's something to look forward to!