State of Wyoming Archives: on Families & Children

Matt Mead: Fund Boys' School; elderly-at-home; & Life Resource Center

We should not put off till tomorrow these things that can be done today. Therefore, I recommend funding for:The health recommendations are geared to improving access to care, prevention and more effective care, as well as allowing the elderly to stay in their homes longer. With respect to the State Hospital, Wyoming Life Resource Center, Veterans' Home and the Boys' School, these facilities do not have big constituencies or lobbying power to pound on the door to ask for resources. But our state has taken on the responsibility of having them.

Where our state has stepped in, we have to step up and provide good care and good facilities. That's the Wyoming way. And my budget provides for them.

Source: 2014 State of the State address to Wyoming Legislature Feb 10, 2014

Charlie Hardy: Many parents worry about not providing for their children

Hardy spoke to a couple dozen supporters who braved the snow and bitter cold to crowd into his campaign office in downtown Cheyenne. He told them he's running because many parents in Wyoming worry about not having enough money to provide for their children.

"There are sick people in Wyoming who are unable to go and get medical attention they want. There are kids who want to continue their education, but they can't. We must run, and we must win because of all of these things," he said.

Source: The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) on 2014 Wyoming Senate race Feb 4, 2014

Mark Gordon: Culture has lost track of old fashioned American values

Every day that I spent raising my children, I witnessed how hard it can be to parent in today's world. Daily, children are assaulted with messages from a culture which has lost track of old fashioned American values. Luckily for my daughters, we lived in Wyoming, a state which puts great value on families and children [including] parents and grandparents who hold community service and kids above all else. For my children this made all the difference.

I understand the struggle parents go through to raise their kids, and I will uphold the values that keep families strong, allowing them to raise children to be happy, productive committed citizens and leaders. Values are best taught by loving parents, institutions of faith, and mentors, not pamphlets, regulations, or decrees. Family decisions should be made around the kitchen table, not conference tables in Washington.

Source: 2008 Wyoming House campaign website Nov 1, 2008

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