• Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

Governor Gordon Urges Wyoming Legislature to Focus on Property Tax Relief in State of the State Address

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Feb 13, 2024
Wyoming’s Governor Advocates for Property Tax Relief and Emphasizes State’s Robust Economy in State of the State Speech – Sheridan Media

The 67th Wyoming Legislature began its first day of the 2024 Budget Session in a joint session, with Miss Wyoming USA Beck Bridger singing the National Anthem. Governor Mark Gordon used his State of the State Address to push for property tax relief and highlight Wyoming’s strong economy. During his address, Gordon noted that the state’s gross domestic product is the highest in history and unemployment is as low as it has been since 2008. He also addressed the impact of the Biden administration’s energy policies on Wyoming and the energy industry.

Given that this was a Budget Session of the Legislature, Governor Gordon urged legislators to focus on their key task and pass his proposed conservative budget, which keeps general fund spending flat compared to 2021. The budget addresses significant needs like property tax relief, targeting those truly in need. Gordon also asked legislators to be mindful of potential impacts to county resources, roads, and schools when considering legislation that addresses high property taxes. In addition to education, mental health and border security were also discussed in the governor’s address. We will have more from Gordon’s State of the State in future stories.

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