Gov. Mark Gordon gives the State of the State address Wednesday

Updated: Jan. 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Gov. Mark Gordon spoke to both chambers and the public Wednesday in the people’s house at the Capitol.

“It’s my honor and obligation to report to you that today the State of Wyoming is strong and her future is bright,” said Gordon.

And touched on the idea that it’s also her citizens’ job to ensure it stays that way.

“Our people’s work ethic and moral fortitude that made Wyoming what it is are a worthy compass and remain that for us now,” said Gordon.

On Wednesday, Gordon’s State of the State address focused on diversifying economic sectors and making the workforce work for Wyoming.

“We have an opportunity to really invest in the future of the state of Wyoming in this session and I hope we look at that seriously, take it seriously and do the right thing for the people of Wyoming,” Sen. Chris Rothfuss, Senate Minority Leader- S.D. 9

Gordon’s address spoke about the direction and future of Wyoming and the people and sectors it’ll take to get there.

This includes education...

“We’re working hard as a team between the University and the Community Colleges to educate our workforce and thinking a lot about not just the usual skills we provide, but thinking about how they apply them and really help drive the economy,” said Ed Seidel, President of the University of Wyoming.

“We really need to embrace these things and not go shyly into them. I think we have a really great future in terms of a diversified economy if we really hit education hard,” said Brad Tyndall, President of Central Wyoming College.

First responders...

“All the wonderful people we have in Wyoming all across the state from our emergency medical responder and how they put their life in jeopardy and several people have lost their lives over helping our communities,” said Rep. Scott Smith - H.D. 5

Our military...

“He’s been steadfast in his support of all the Airmen and Soldiers of the guard. It’s a pleasure to work for him,” said Maj. Gen. Greg Porter.

And energy sectors...

“They are very supportive of affordable and reliable electricity and that’s critical to the future of not only Wyoming but also of the country,” said Todd Telesz- CEO & General Manager of Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

Gov. Gordon also stressed the importance of healthy budgets to maintain Wyoming’s future. The House and Senate will meet again tomorrow for the third day of the 67th legislative session.