The 67th Wyoming Legislature convened in a joint session during the first day of the legislative proceedings for the 2024 Budget Session. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
In his State of the State Address, Governor Mark Gordon highlighted Wyoming’s strong economy, with the state’s gross domestic product being the highest in history and unemployment as low as it has been since 2008. He also discussed the impact of the Biden Administration’s energy policies on the energy industry in Wyoming.
Given that this is a Budget Session of the Legislature, Governor Gordon urged Legislators to focus on their key task and pass the conservative budget he presented, which keeps general fund spending flat when compared to 2021. The proposed budget takes on significant needs like property tax relief, targeting those truly in need. The Governor also asked the Legislature to be mindful of potential impacts to county resources, roads, and schools when considering legislation that addresses high property taxes.
In addition to education, mental health, and border security, Governor Gordon discussed these topics in his address. We’ll have more from Gordon’s State of the State in future stories.