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Wyoming Governor Takes On Biden Energy Policy in State of the State Address


Feb 13, 2024
Gordon commends economy, criticizes Biden administration in State of the State speech

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon delivered his annual state of the state message Monday morning, kicking off the budget session. Speaking to a packed gallery at the capitol, Gordon praised Wyoming’s resilient economy and the success of its agriculture, finance, manufacturing and tourism industries.

“These are all good things,” said Gordon. “They show that Wyoming is open for business, constantly seeking to innovate and improve.”

Gordon also highlighted the success of the energy sector in Wyoming, before taking aim at what he called “federal government opposition” to fossil fuels. “The Biden energy policy is pure, unadulterated, bovine scatology,” Gordon said, drawing applause from the House floor. In late 2022, Gordon filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior for the second time over the Biden administration’s call a few years ago to pause new oil and gas leases on federal land.

In addition to these topics, Gordon urged lawmakers to pass property tax relief bills aimed at helping Wyomingites living on fixed incomes or below the poverty line, as well as those who live in areas where property values have skyrocketed.

This reporting was made possible by a grant from the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, supporting state government coverage in Wyoming. Wyoming Public Media and Jackson Hole Community Radio are partnering to cover state issues both on air and online.

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