The 67th Wyoming Legislature began its proceedings for the 2024 Budget Session with a joint session on Monday. The National Anthem was sung by Miss Wyoming USA Beck Bridger of Sheridan to open the session. In his State of the State Address, Governor Mark Gordon highlighted Wyoming’s strong economy and low unemployment rates.
Gordon emphasized the importance of focusing on the budget during this session and urged legislators to pass his proposed budget, which keeps general fund spending flat when compared to 2021. He also addressed the impact of the Biden Administration’s energy policies on Wyoming and the energy industry.
The governor’s proposed budget takes on significant needs like property tax relief, targeting those truly in need. He also asked legislators to be mindful of potential impacts to county resources, roads, and schools when considering legislation that addresses high property taxes. In addition to these issues, Gordon discussed education, mental health, and border security in his address.
We will have more from Gordon’s State of the State in future stories.