Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon in his 2021 State of the State address Tuesday, emphasized his commitment to Wyoming energy economy and its fiscal health. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
Throughout his speech, Governor Gordon highlighted Wyoming’s resilience and the state’s continued economic improvement from the pandemic and the subsequent crash in energy prices. He also spoke of the importance of Wyoming’s tourism industry, his support for the state’s agriculture sector and efforts to encourage economic diversification. Gordon said our fiscal health is an issue.
Gordon asked the Legislature to think carefully about the balanced budget he presented to them and to position the state for the future when addressing K-12 education funding.
Gordon challenged the Legislature to examine the state’s K-12 funding model that is no longer sustainable. He said this is far more than a budget issue and that he wants our stakeholders and our communities to be involved in establishing a plan and vision.