Mead hints at second run, says state in good shape

Feb 5, 2014 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that he thinks the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next week.

Wyoming, which has more than $17 billion in investments, cashed in on last year's record-breaking stock market gains to lock in nearly $600 million in capital gains in the fiscal year that ran through last June.

A legislative committee has endorsed bills in the coming session that would expand the Medicaid program, so the issue is likely to see debate in the coming session.

Mead has said he will announce after the legislative session whether he will seek re-election in the fall to a second four-year term.

"I will say that people are sending in checks now," Mead said of his campaign. "We are looking forward to making the announcement."

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