November 18, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon's supplemental budget proposal provides a thoughtful approach to addressing inflation, visionary investments, and saving for the future. The fiscally-responsible proposal released today underscores his ongoing commitment to a Wyoming that lives within its means while advancing a balanced, sustainable budget that can meet the future needs of Wyoming when faced with declining revenues.

November 2, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have announced that they have reached a settlement on the state’s appeal of an acquisition of land by the BLM in Natrona and Carbon Counties.

October 27, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon’s Reimagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education (RIDE) Advisory Group and the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) discussed the findings from the public input gathered by the RIDE and Profile of a Graduate initiatives at a joint meeting last week.

October 26, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Last year, Governor Mark Gordon set up a plan to help Wyoming Survive, Drive and Thrive using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Most of the proposals from that planning process were approved by the State Legislature in Senate File 66. This year, state agencies have been busy implementing application rules for these programs. While the application review process is ongoing, it is clear that demand for the programs is far greater than the amount of funding available.

October 26, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has responded to today’s release of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG) October report. The Governor welcomed the news of higher-than-expected state revenue forecast, but stressed a fiscally conservative approach to utilizing the funds, most of which should be considered one-time in nature.

October 20, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon celebrated the newly constructed Veterans Home of Wyoming with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The first skilled nursing facility dedicated to veterans in Wyoming will provide long-term care to veterans, their spouses and Gold Star families.

October 18, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon's Gas and Diesel Working Group has released a report offering ideas for reducing prices Wyomingites pay at the pump. The Working Group was announced in June, when gasoline prices rose to their highest recorded levels, and was comprised of members spanning both private and public sectors.

October 17, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon’s leadership in protecting private agricultural lands and migratory big game populations was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today with the signing of the Wyoming Wildlife Habitat Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

October 13, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon’s Reimagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education (RIDE) Advisory Group and the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will meet jointly on October 21, 2022. The SBE will convene its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. with the RIDE Advisory Group joining at 10 a.m.

September 29, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Karl Allred as Secretary of State. Allred replaces Ed Buchanan, who resigned September 15 after being appointed a District Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District. State law obliges the Governor to choose within five days from three names submitted to him by the Republican Central Committee. The other two candidates were Marti Halverson and Bryan Miller.

September 19, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced Lauren Schoenfeld has been selected to serve as the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) Executive Director.

September 9, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – 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.

September 8, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – “Mental health continues to be a rising concern for many in our great state. In 2020, Wyoming, sadly, had the highest rate of death by suicide in the nation,” Governor Mark Gordon stated. “In order to address the scope of the problem, we must be actively engaged in finding solutions. Building partnerships and enhancing collaboration will help deliver timely services to those experiencing difficulty accessing help.”

August 30, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming is taking legal action to protect the oil and gas industry. To do that the State has filed a motion to intervene in a pair of cases that were filed by a coalition of advocacy groups seeking to challenge the June 2022 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease sale. Wyoming is joining the BLM and other states to defend the lease sale.

August 25, 2022

LOCATION – As efforts to establish a regional hydrogen hub in the Intermountain West continue, the Western Inter-States Hydrogen Hub (WISHH) coalition released a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) Thursday, August 25 to solicit input from key stakeholders. The RFEI provides an avenue for stakeholders such as industry leaders, elected officials, community groups, tribes, and the general public to provide vital input in creating a regional clean hydrogen hub across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

August 26, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon’s education initiative has completed its statewide listening sessions and is currently preparing a series of policy recommendations. Some of the most common feedback received during the listening sessions included support for more individualized approaches to learning, including more flexibility for students to move at their own pace.

August 19, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon and six other governors representing states included in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), are deeply concerned over the consequences of the Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) Transport Rule and its impact on the SPP’s ability to deliver reliable electricity. The Governors say the EPA’s decisions demonstrate the repeated attempts at federal overreach by the Biden Administration.

August 4, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced an addition to his Administration’s Natural Resources policy team. Jennifer Thomson will serve as the Governor’s Major Project Development Manager. The position, developed and funded through a joint collaboration between Governor Gordon’s Office and the Wyoming Legislature, is intended to keep Wyoming at the forefront of the energy frontier.

August 2, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Mark Young as Interim State Fire Marshal and Director of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety. Young replaces Mike Reed, who is retiring after six years in the role.

July 30, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan to be a District Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District serving Goshen County. Secretary Buchanan will remain in office to fulfill his forthcoming duties and ensure a smooth transition before taking the bench.

July 26, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With statewide events drawing a large number of visitors in the coming weeks, Governor Mark Gordon and state leaders are reminding the public about the dangers of fentanyl, a narcotic that is becoming increasingly prevalent across the entire country, including Wyoming.

July 13, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Misha Westby as District Court Judge for the Second Judicial District serving Albany County. Westby’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Judge Tori Kricken, effective August 15, 2022.

July 11, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that the state’s suicide lifeline services have been expanded and improved to offer full-time, Wyoming-based coverage 24 hours a day, every day.

July 1, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has mobilized the Wyoming National Guard and multiple state agencies to provide assistance to the residents of Lingle and Goshen County in response to flooding that is occurring as a result of a breach in the Interstate Canal north of Lingle.

June 21, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – After holding its first organizational meeting last week, Governor Gordon’s Gas and Diesel Price Working Group has announced two public meetings in July.

June 18, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Ben Kirven to be a District Court Judge for the Fourth Judicial District serving Johnson County. Kirven’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Judge William J. Edelman, Fourth Judicial District (Johnson County) effective July 1, 2022.

June 17, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming is appealing a massive acquisition of land by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Natrona and Carbon Counties. The State has concerns that BLM did not involve the public in the acquisition process and that the environmental assessment did not adequately consider impacts on tax revenues, school funding, grazing, mineral development and other natural resources.

June 15, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon will issue an emergency declaration in response to historic flooding in Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas. This follows days of work by state agencies to respond to this historic event. The Governor has been communicating with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte and state agency heads to ensure a coordinated response to a changing situation.

June 14, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon told a Congressional committee that Wyoming’s leadership in natural gas production will continue to help fuel the nation’s economy. He also reasserted the state’s commitment to carbon capture and sequestration, and emphasized that Wyoming does not need an additional layer of federal regulation of methane emissions.

June 8, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Joshua Eames to be a District Court Judge for the Seventh Judicial District serving Natrona County. Joshua will be the fourth District Court Judge in the Seventh Judicial District. The additional judge was authorized and funded by the 2022 legislature and signed into law by the Governor in March.

June 8, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Responding to surging gas and diesel prices, Governor Mark Gordon has announced the formation of a Gas and Diesel Price Working Group that will focus on ways to find relief for consumers feeling the pinch of rising fuel costs. The working group includes members of the Governor’s cabinet, representatives of the transportation and agricultural sectors, citizens and legislators.

May 31, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon joined a coalition of 16 Governors taking aim at a proposed Biden Administration rule that would penalize companies engaged in traditional energy development.

May 26, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon has extended his appreciation to members of Wyoming’s law enforcement community for donating used equipment to assist the people of Ukraine.

May 26, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With warming temperatures arriving and Wyoming State Park usage increasing, the Governor’s Challenge on Suicide Prevention is making sure Wyoming State Park users know how to reach out for mental health support, if needed.

May 24, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon’s K-12 Education advisory group has released a report summarizing feedback it received from Wyoming residents interested in the future of education in the state. More than 7,000 Wyoming residents participated in the online survey and highlighted both the perceived strengths of the state’s education system, as well as areas of opportunity.

May 19, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon’s leadership and support in the areas of oil and gas was recognized this week when he was voted the next chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). He will succeed the current chair, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, in October.

May 18, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon is reminding Wyoming homeowners that they may qualify for a partial property tax refund through funding made available by legislation he signed into law in March. The Property Tax Refund Program has a deadline of June 6, 2022, and is open to homeowners who have been Wyoming residents for the past five years that have paid their 2021 property tax in full.

May 13, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon’s K-12 Education advisory group has announced a series of community listening sessions to take input from parents and stakeholders on the state’s educational system.

May 6, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Nichole Collier to be a Circuit Court Judge for the Seventh Judicial District serving Natrona County. Collier’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge H. Steven Brown.

May 4, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The State of Wyoming has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Batelle Energy Alliance, the operating contractor of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to collaborate in the research, development, demonstration and deployment of advanced energy technologies and approaches.

May 3, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming will be one of 14 states participating in a collaborative project to address health workforce challenges, with a goal of growing and strengthening the state’s health care workforce.

April 29, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Lynda Bush to be a Circuit Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District serving Crook and Weston Counties. Bush’s appointment fills the vacancy left by Judge Matthew Castano, who Governor Gordon appointed to be a District Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District.

April 26, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – As part of his ongoing focus on education and workforce development, Governor Mark Gordon has launched a new dashboard that provides tools for job seekers, businesses and educators.

April 20, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon has responded to an announcement by the Biden Administration that it will amend the regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The changes will slow down infrastructure projects and will negatively impact states’ economies and industries. The Governor’s statement follows:

April 20, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon’s Health Task Force and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) have been working on ideas for improvements to the delivery of health care in Wyoming. A major focus in the early months is on emergency medical services (EMS). The Legislature supported proposals brought forward to help stabilize the system and to pilot projects that regionalize the service to reduce costs and provide additional care.

April 14, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming is among the states joining a lawsuit filed by Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri challenging the Biden Administration’s revocation of Title 42 border control measures. These Trump-era border policies helped reduce the flow of illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border.

April 12, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed two new Water Superintendents. The Governor has appointed Josh Frederickson as the new Water Division III Water Superintendent and Cory Rinehart as Water Division I Superintendent.

April 6, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon is applauding a ruling that upheld the Bureau of Land Management's decision approving a natural gas project in Sublette County. The State of Wyoming defended that decision in court and this week U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled that the BLM adequately considered the impacts of the project on the pronghorn migration route stretching from Grand Teton National Park to southwestern Wyoming.

March 18, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon and the Wyoming Veterans Commission have announced three celebrations around the state for “Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day” on Saturday, March 26. During the 61st Legislative Session in 2011, the day of welcoming was codified in state law for March 30 of each year. This coincides with the date U.S. combat troops would have set foot on Wyoming soil after returning home from the Vietnam War in 1973.

March 17, 2022

Today, the Western Inter-States Hydrogen Hub (WISHH) MOU States and the “Collaboratory” submitted a joint response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Request for Information (RFI) on the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy. The response can be found here.

March 14, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has signed an Executive Order rescinding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. To facilitate efforts to address the state’s nursing shortage, the Governor has also signed an Executive Order to allow working nurses time to get licensed in Wyoming.

March 4, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon is announcing a joint collaboration between his office and the Wyoming Legislature that will keep Wyoming on the forefront of the energy frontier. Together the Governor’s Office and the Wyoming Legislature will jointly fund an energy development manager, a position that will work collaboratively with companies, policymakers and lawmakers.

March 1, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon sent the Wyoming Senate his list of nominees for numerous state offices, boards and commissions. These nominees are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Note that per state statute, the Investment Funds Committee nominees are appointed by a selection panel and not the Governor. In addition, the Department of Audit director nominee is named by a majority of the Governor, Secretary of State and State Treasurer. All other nominees are appointed solely by the Governor.

February 28, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced he has begun the process to end Wyoming’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration effective March 14.

February 28, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Stefan Johansson as Director of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Johansson has served as Interim Director since May 2021.

February 24, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Today the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to coordinate and develop a regional clean hydrogen hub. Together, the states will work to compete for a portion of the $8 billion allocated in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act towards four or more regional hydrogen hubs.

February 23, 2022

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon recognized the selection of Newcastle Middle School Paraprofessional Keeley Anderson as the 2022 Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) national awardee during a ceremony in Newcastle today.

February 17, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced today that an agreement has been reached with PacifiCorp and the State of Wyoming to keep Unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant operational beyond April 30, 2022. The agreement provides that Wyoming will agree to PacifiCorp’s planned conversion of Jim Bridger Units 1 and 2 to gas. This conversion may take up to two years, and it was important to Wyoming that both units continued to operate until that conversion.

February 14, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon laid out a forward-looking agenda in his 2022 State of the State address, calling for Wyoming to embrace new opportunities and innovation in energy, education and economic development.

January 29, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In the months ahead new federal programs and grants are going to open due to the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). These could present both opportunities and challenges for Wyoming. To analyze options, prioritize which grants to apply for, and to make sure state entities align efforts to Wyoming’s values, Governor Mark Gordon has announced that he will coordinate efforts between agencies. To lead this effort, Rob Creager, a senior policy adviser in his office will be the IIJA Implementation Coordinator and will work with a group of agency personnel.

January 27, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Brian Schroeder to be Wyoming’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. Schroeder replaces Superintendent Jillian Balow who resigned January 16 to become Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Virginia Department of Education. Under state statute the Governor is required to select one of three candidates submitted to him by the Republican Party Central Committee.

January 26, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has responded to an announcement by the Bureau of Land Management that Andrew Archuleta has been selected as the new BLM Wyoming State Director. The Governor issued the following statement:

January 11, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Fulfilling a promise made in September, Governor Mark Gordon has officially petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) population of grizzly bears from the Endangered Species List. The petition, filed with the support of Idaho and Montana, affirms that grizzly bears, by all measures, have been fully-recovered since 2003.

January 10, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon’s K-12 Education advisory group has released a short survey seeking input and ideas from Wyoming residents on how to create the ideal education system for the future of the state.