The 67th Wyoming Legislature began its proceedings for the 2024 Budget Session on Monday, with Sheridan’s Beck Bridger performing the National Anthem to open the session. In his State of the State Address, Governor Mark Gordon highlighted Wyoming’s strong economy, which has seen its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reach an all-time high and unemployment rates as low as they have been since 2008.
Gordon discussed the impact of the Biden Administration’s energy policies on Wyoming and the state’s energy industry. He urged legislators to focus on their key task during this budget session and pass his proposed conservative budget, which keeps general fund spending flat when compared to 2021. The governor also emphasized the need for property tax relief in his address, targeting those who truly require it. He asked legislators to consider the potential impacts on county resources, roads, and schools when addressing high property taxes in legislation.
In addition to property tax relief, education, mental health, and border security were also discussed by Gordon in his address. We will provide more details about his State of the State in future stories.