Wyoming Kicks Off 2024 Budget Session with Optimistic Outlook: Governor Gordon’s State of the State Address Focuses on Strong Economy and Property Tax Relief

Wyoming Governor Advocates for Property Tax Relief and Showcases State’s Robust Economy in State of the State Speech – Sheridan Media

On the first day of the 2024 Budget Session, the 67th Wyoming Legislature began its 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 its position as having the highest Gross Domestic Product in history. He also mentioned how Wyoming’s unemployment is at its lowest since 2008. In addition, Gordon discussed the impact of President Biden’s energy policies on Wyoming and the energy industry.

As this is a Budget Session, Governor Gordon urged Legislators to focus on passing his conservative budget proposal. This budget keeps general fund spending flat compared to 2021. The Governor emphasized the need for property tax relief, particularly for those in need, and asked legislators to consider potential impacts on county resources, roads and schools when addressing high 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.

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