The 67th Wyoming Legislature convened in a joint session on Monday as the legislative proceedings for the 2024 Budget Session began. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
In his State of the State Address, Governor Mark Gordon highlighted Wyoming’s strong economy and urged legislators to focus on property tax relief during this budget session. He noted that the state’s gross domestic product is higher than ever before, and unemployment is at its lowest since 2008. However, he also addressed how the Biden Administration’s energy policies have affected Wyoming and the energy industry.
Gordon pushed for a conservative budget that would keep general fund spending flat when compared to 2021. He also discussed education, mental health, and border security in his address. Despite these topics, he emphasized the need for legislators to prioritize passing his proposed budget that would provide property tax relief to those who truly need it while being mindful of potential impacts on county resources, roads, and schools when considering legislation related to high property taxes.
We will have more from Gordon’s State of the State address in future stories.