CHEYENNE, Wyo. One of Governor Gordon's priorities is securing the states "rainy day" fund.
He called for legislation to limit when and how it is used.
“I believe our best times will come when we assure a reliable and stable fiscal future. It’s hard to find a consistent path forward when one chases revenue, hopes for windfall, or reacts drastically to downturns.” Said Gordon.
Legislators are eager to work with him.
“It is my goal, as Speaker of the House, to try to help to make him the most successful governor in our state’s history." Said Speaker of the House Steve Harshman. "And when he’s the most successful governor, then the State of Wyoming is going to be successful.”
And Gordon’s speech did not divide lawmakers along party lines as both House and Senate Democratic leaders agreed with much of what he had to say.
“I enjoyed his State of the State today, certainly, and share the substantial portion of the vision that he provided today. I think we all in this room and with the five elected share a common vision in terms of where we want the state to go.” Said Senator Chris Rothfuss.
“The governor turned to workforce and talked about an idea. I think it’s a great idea. That we need to kind of think different about how to provide training for our workforce.” Explained Representative Cathy Connolly.
Gordon also mentioned Casper Police officer Jacob Carlson, who was shot in the line of duty last year.