On Monday, the 67th Wyoming Legislature convened in a joint session to begin the first day of the legislative proceedings for the 2024 Budget Session. The National Anthem was sung by Miss Wyoming USA Beck Bridger of Sheridan to open the session. During his State of the State Address, Governor Mark Gordon highlighted Wyoming’s strong economy and emphasized the importance of property tax relief for those in need. He also addressed the impact of Biden Administration’s energy policies on the energy industry in Wyoming.
Gordon urged legislators to focus on passing a conservative budget that keeps general fund spending flat when compared to 2021. In his proposed budget, he included significant needs like property tax relief and targeting those truly in need. The Governor also discussed education, mental health, and border security in his address. We will have more from Gordon’s State of the State in future stories as this is a Budget Session of the Legislature and it is important to stay updated with its proceedings.