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  • Wyoming needs to be bullish about energy

    Governor Mark Gordon|Jan 4, 2024

    Loading an unwilling bull into a trailer can be daunting, even if it is for its own good. Bulls tend to be testy and their size presents a special challenge. My dad’s approach involved roping the bull, dragging it to the trailer, attaching a block and tackle and then – after a good deal of cussing and a lathered-up saddle horse or two – we might wrench it into the trailer. We never hurt a bull, but we had some impromptu rodeos in the process. It didn’t always work, especially if the bull was distracted by somebody’s yappy dog or a party of...

  • A conservative budget that focuses on today's needs and looming challenges

    Governor Mark Gordon|Nov 30, 2023

    Last week I fulfilled my constitutional duty when I submitted a balanced budget proposal for the next two years. Consistent with my approach since taking office, I presented a fiscally conservative budget that focuses on needs more than wants. It addresses the pressing challenges of today, but also anticipates the concerns of tomorrow. It is a budget crafted to live within our means, in keeping with Wyoming’s traditional conservative values, and at its core, it is designed to leave Wyoming a little better for our time here. Today Wyoming is f...

  • Gov. Gordon emphasizes pro-life position

    The Office of Gov. Mark Gordon|Mar 23, 2023

    Released March 17 Governor Mark Gordon took further steps to implement a pro-life policy agenda when he signed a prohibition on chemical abortions today. At the same time, he allowed House Bill 152 - Life is a Human Right Act to go into law. But he expressed concern that this new law will only result in a new lawsuit, which will delay any resolution to the constitutionality of the abortion ban in Wyoming. Earlier today, the plaintiffs in the current lawsuit filed a legal challenge of this new law in the event the Act was not vetoed. The...

  • Governor appoints Schoenfeld Wy Innovation Partnership Executive Director

    The office of Governor Mark Gordon|Sep 29, 2022

    Governor Mark Gordon has announced Lauren Schoenfeld has been selected to serve as the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) Executive Director. Governor Gordon launched WIP to develop a resilient workforce and further focus Wyoming's economic development efforts. The innovative collaboration brings the state's higher education institutions and Community College Commission together with industry leaders and Executive branch agencies, including the Department of Workforce Services, the Wyoming...

  • Governor Appoints James Kaste to be a District Court Judge for the Third Judicial District

    The Office of Governor Mark Gordon|Sep 29, 2022

    Governor Mark Gordon has appointed James Kaste to be a District Court Judge for the Third Judicial District serving Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties. Kaste’s appointment fills a new vacancy created by the addition of a fourth District Court Judge, which was authorized and funded by the 2022 legislature and signed into law by Governor Gordon in March. Kaste has worked in the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office since 2008 and currently serves as Deputy Attorney General for the Water and Natural Resources Division. He also served as Sen...

  • Energy crisis of tomorrow can be averted today

    Mark Gordon, Wyoming Governor|Jun 16, 2022

    After 15 months of ignoring a court order, the Biden Administration recently announced the long-overdue resumption of federal oil and gas lease sales – at a greatly reduced scale. With the available acreage significantly cut back and royalty rates hiked, it’s hard to see the move as anything other than a grand gesture to appease the critics who want more energy security and those who want fewer fossil fuels. A grand, but empty gesture that will offer few actual solutions to building up our domestic energy reserves, leaving us continually vulner...

  • Trump administration has benefited Wyo.

    Mark Gordon, Governor of Wyoming|Sep 23, 2020

    America’s economy has been hamstrung by COVID-19 and revitalizing it must be the essential mission of the next administration. Key to that recovery is the need to explore and responsibly develop America’s energy and minerals. This President recognizes that a healthy country must be free. That a free people are a healthy people anxious to build a vibrant economy, a strong health care system and a country able to stand on her own two feet as the envy of our globe. Such a country, a people, an economy can lead the way to solving the most urg...