Gov. Gordon Lists Fiscal Discipline and More Efficient Government Among Top Priorities in First State of the State
Just days into his administration, Wyoming’s 33rd Governor, Mark Gordon, stood before members of the 65th Wyoming State Legislature and outlined his top priorities for the state.
“I have to say the enthusiasm we have felt over the past couple of days should give us all optimism for our future,” Governor Gordon said in his remarks. “We are a resourceful people in an amazing state at an important time in our state’s history. Let’s make the most of it.”
Fiscal discipline, more efficient government, and supporting local communities were among the Governor’s top goals as stated in his address before the entire legislative body.
“I look forward to our work in this session as we grapple with the concerns of our people, the opportunities our state provides sorting our budget priorities and the other issues that a general session brings forth for discussion,” he said.
Throughout his address, Gordon highlighted people around the state who work to make our state stronger and safer. Among those mentioned were Andrew Borgialli, a teacher from Gillette, and Terry Quinn the principal at Sage Valley, who disarmed a student who brought firearms into the school in November.
Gordon also took time to thank his predecessor for preparing a supplemental budget that includes continued support for economic diversification, state infrastructure, and higher education.
“Our best times will come when we assure a reliable and stable fiscal future,” he added. “It is hard to find a consistent path forward when one chases revenue, hopes for windfall or reacts drastically to downturns. It’s important that we find a course where ‘steady as she goes’ becomes the watchword.”
Click here to watch the Governor’s State of the State address.