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Fri Mar 15, 2013, 06:31 PM

Gov. Matt Mead vetoes unemployment benefits bill

Source: Associated Press

Gov. Matt Mead vetoes unemployment benefits bill
March 15, 2013 | Modified: March 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) Gov. Matt Mead has vetoed a bill he says would have made it easier for employers to deny unemployment benefits to terminated workers.

His office announced the veto, his first since taking office more than two years ago, after business hours on Thursday.

"There is room for improvement in our statutes related to the qualifications for unemployment compensation," Mead said.

In his veto message to the Secretary of State's Office, Mead said the original House Bill 237 could have been interpreted "that in no case would a discharged employee be eligible for unemployment insurance."


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Judi Lynn Mar 2013 OP
AndyA Mar 2013 #1
pennylane100 Mar 2013 #8
Brigid Mar 2013 #9
Swede Atlanta Mar 2013 #2
earthside Mar 2013 #4
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2013 #6
Fat Bastard Mar 2013 #3
AnotherWyoDemocrat Mar 2013 #5
marble falls Mar 2013 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 06:39 PM

1. Thank goodness! At first I thought the Gov. did away with unemployment benefits completely!

I must remember to read the entire post before forming an opinion!

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Response to AndyA (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 02:00 PM

8. That is what I thought also.

I was thinking about how the working class republicans who voted for this man felt about Gov. Mead. Unfortunately for the democrats, but thankfully for the working people of the state, he made the right choice. Is it possible that he is a closet democrat?

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Response to AndyA (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 02:21 PM

9. Me too.

When I saw that headline, I was fixing to get upset--until I found out why the Governor vetoed the bill.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 06:39 PM

2. As someone born and raised in Wyoming I always say..

 

while the state is conservative and may love Darth Cheney, there are times when it does come out swinging for the average person.

I am not condoning the lukewarm response to the Matthew Shephard incident or their outspoken views on the ACH, the federal stimulus, etc.

But I do suggest that my home state sometimes gets it right.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 07:43 PM

4. Well, so was I ...

... born and grew-up in Wyoming.

And ... frankly it can only be considered a fluke when something even mildly in favor of the average citizen happens politically or governmentally in that state.

I was just in Casper last weekend and I can tell you that since the rise of the Tea Party and Fox 'News', Wyoming politics is more retrograde and oppressive than it has ever been.

I'm not happy about this ... I met with friends last Saturday and the whole five of six of them may comprise the core of liberals/progressives in Casper these days. Yes, it really is that bad.

A better phrase, in my estimation, is that Wyoming only rarely "gets it right."

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 12:47 AM

6. I wonder if there are any signs the state is turning more blue?

Colorado's right next door, and I bet Denver media outlets get broadcast all over Wyoming.

New Mexico and Nevada also seem to have shifted/be shifting. Idaho, Utah, Arizona, not so much.

I've driven all over Wyoming, love the drives. I don't talk politics much out there.

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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 12:03 AM

5. This surprises me

 

I live in Wyoming and I know two state employees who are terminated for one day each year so that the state will not have to pay any benefits for them. This is probably one of the most solvent states and has no shortage of financial resources.

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Response to AnotherWyoDemocrat (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 01:11 AM

7. Well, as my dear departed friend, Homer T. Smith once said about some other thing.....

"Man, that's some trifling shit right there."

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