Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon delivered his annual state of the state message Monday morning, kicking off the budget session with a packed gallery at the capitol. Speaking to the assembly, Gordon praised Wyoming’s resilient economy and highlighted the success of its agriculture, finance, manufacturing, and tourism industries.
The governor also emphasized that despite federal opposition to fossil fuels, Wyoming’s energy sector was successful in 2021. In an impassioned moment, Gordon took aim at what he called “federal government opposition” to fossil fuels, saying it was “pure unadulterated bovine scatology.” The comment drew applause from the House floor.
In addition to highlighting economic successes and criticizing federal policies, Gordon urged lawmakers to pass property tax relief bills aimed at helping low-income and fixed-income residents as well as those living in areas with skyrocketing property values like Jackson Hole.
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