Wyoming’s 67th Legislature commenced on Monday during the first day of the legislative proceedings for the 2024 Budget Session. Miss Wyoming USA Beck Bridger from Sheridan sang the National Anthem to begin the session.
Governor Mark Gordon delivered his State of the State Address, highlighting Wyoming’s strong economy and low unemployment rates. According to Gordon, Wyoming’s GDP is higher than it has ever been, and unemployment is 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.
In his address, Governor Gordon urged legislators to focus on passing a conservative budget that maintains flat spending when compared to 2021. His proposed budget prioritizes property tax relief and addresses those in need. Additionally, he asked legislators to consider the potential impacts on county resources, roads, and schools when considering legislation related to high property taxes. The Governor also spoke about education, mental health, and border security in his address. More details about Gordon’s State of the State will be provided in future stories.