March 2, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon emphasized his commitment to Wyoming’s energy economy and its fiscal health in his 2021 State of the State address. He asked the Legislature to think carefully about the balanced budget he presented to them and to position Wyoming for the future when addressing K-12 education funding. The Governor's prepared comments may be found here.

February 26, 2021

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.

February 25, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health have announced the removal of a health order addressing operations of personal care services, along with a continued relaxing of COVID-19 protocols as Wyoming’s metrics continue to improve.

February 22, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon led a coalition of 17 Republican Governors urging President Joe Biden to withdraw an Executive Order that bans new oil and gas development on federal land and in offshore waters.

February 17, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In a letter to Department of the Interior Acting Secretary Scott de la Vega, Governor Mark Gordon outlined concerns over de la Vega’s Secretarial Order 3395, which is causing delays in routine approvals for oil and gas companies holding valid drilling permits.

February 13, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon’s Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons (“M&MIP”) Task Force met on Wednesday, February 17th, to review the findings of Wyoming’s first Murder and Missing Indigineous Persons Statewide Report and to discuss the ongoing documentary project. The recorded meeting is available on the Division’s website:

February 11, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced a continued relaxation of health orders as data from most Wyoming counties shows declines in both case counts and hospitalizations. Beginning Feb. 15 attendance limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings will increase, reflecting the state’s progress in its fight against COVID-19.

February 9, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon issued an Executive Order to allow the Wyoming Department of Family Services to begin its preparations to administer the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This allows the State to prepare its distribution plan for this program while providing the opportunity to work with the Legislature on details before launching the program.

February 8, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon signed the first two bills of the eight-day virtual legislative session today. The bills are pieces of legislation that Governor Gordon supported and that provide a boost to the state’s energy, minerals and agricultural industries. The new laws direct the Wyoming Energy Authority to support efforts to expand the state’s rare earth minerals industry and implement recommendations made by his Invasive Species Initiative.

February 3, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Legislature has met virtually over the last week, but starting March 1, state lawmakers will convene a hybrid in-person and remote session. To ensure the safest possible experience for those who must participate, Governor Mark Gordon, President of the Senate Dan Dockstader and Speaker of the House Eric Barlow have committed to a joint plan to ensure increased safety for the session.

January 29, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has issued an Executive Order (EO) directing state agencies to examine the financial impacts of President Biden’s ban on new sales of federal oil and gas leases as well as the potential legal options available to Wyoming.

January 29, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Christopher Petrie as a commissioner on the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC). He replaces Kara Fornstrom who resigned earlier this month after accepting a position outside the state.

One checking, one savings account proposal emphasizes transparency, living within our means

January 28, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Pushing forward with his continued efforts to improve and simplify Wyoming’s budgeting process, Governor Mark Gordon is calling for an end to the use of multiple spending and savings accounts to fund state government. His goal is to move to one checking and one savings account for Wyoming.

January 26, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon is slamming plans by the Biden administration to halt the issuing of new oil and gas leases on federal land, calling the decision a misguided approach that will have severe economic consequences to Wyoming and other western states.

January 21, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled a proposal for modernizing and refocusing Wyoming’s higher education system. The initiative, called the Wyoming Innovation Network (WIN), calls for closer collaboration between the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges and an emphasis on developing innovative solutions that will support and enhance Wyoming’s economy and workforce.

January 21, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced that health orders are continuing to ease, reflecting improvement in Wyoming’s COVID-19 situation since the beginning of December. The latest change is to increase attendance limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings as the state continues to make progress in its fight against COVID-19.

January 12, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon emphasized the need for Wyoming to live within its means, defend its energy industry and revitalize education during a message to the legislature delivered during today’s one-day virtual legislative meeting.

January 3, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced a return to normal operating hours for bars and restaurants, praising the response by Wyomingites that has resulted in a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations around the state. Effective January 9, updated health orders permit bars and restaurants to resume onsite consumption from 10 pm to 5 am. The updated orders also allow gyms to increase the number of participants in group fitness classes from 10 to 25.