The 67th Wyoming Legislature began its session on the first day of the 2024 Budget Session with a joint session. During this session, Miss Wyoming USA Beck Bridger of Sheridan sang the national anthem to open the proceedings. Details were provided by Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter.
Governor Mark Gordon delivered his State of the State Address during the session, where he highlighted Wyoming’s strong economy and the highest gross domestic product in history. He also mentioned how the state’s unemployment is at its lowest since 2008. In addition, Gordon addressed the impact of the Biden Administration’s energy policies on Wyoming and the energy industry.
As this is a Budget Session, Governor Gordon urged Legislators to focus on their task at hand and pass his conservative budget proposal. This budget keeps general fund spending flat in comparison to 2021 while also providing property tax relief for those in need. The Governor emphasized that high property taxes can have significant impacts on county resources, roads, and schools and asked that legislators consider these potential effects when addressing property taxes. The Governor also discussed topics such as education, mental health, and border security in his address. Further updates on Gordon’s State of the State will be provided in future stories.