The 67th Wyoming Legislature began its 2024 Budget Session on Monday with Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter covering the proceedings. During the opening ceremony, Miss Wyoming USA Beck Bridger of Sheridan sang the National Anthem.
In his State of the State Address, Governor Mark Gordon highlighted the state’s strong economy, with Wyoming’s gross domestic product being the highest in history and unemployment as low as it has been since 2008. He also discussed the impact that Biden Administration’s energy policies have had on Wyoming and the energy industry.
Given that this is a Budget Session of the Legislature, Governor Gordon urged legislators to focus on passing a conservative budget that keeps general fund spending flat when compared to 2021. He emphasized his proposed budget addresses significant needs such as property tax relief, targeting those truly in need while also being mindful of potential impacts on county resources, roads, and schools when considering legislation related to high property taxes.
The Governor also discussed education, mental health and border security in his address. We will have more from Gordon’s State of the State in future stories.