April 5, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon took action on 32 bills on Monday, April 5. The Governor signed 31 bills into law today and vetoed one bill.
April 2, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon took action on 10 bills on Friday, April 2. The Governor signed 9 bills into law today and vetoed one bill.
March 31, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that beginning today all Wyoming residents ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. All 23 counties have now entered Phase 2 of the vaccine distribution plan and are scheduling appointments for the general population.
March 24, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The state of Wyoming filed a lawsuit today challenging the de-facto moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal land issued by President Biden and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. The suit asserts that Haaland’s implementation of the leasing moratorium contained in Executive Order 14008 is invalid under federal law.
March 22, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition has finalized 2020 fundraising numbers and reports raising nearly $1.1 million for Wyoming wildlife conservation efforts. The funds were generated through the sale of the Wyoming Governor's complimentary big game licenses.
March 19, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced that the last Wyoming National Guard members serving in Washington DC as part of the Capitol Response mission have returned home.
March 19, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, March 20 Hearty Meat Day in Wyoming. The Governor encourages Wyomingites to purchase and eat beef, lamb and other meat products on this day.
March 19, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has joined a bi-partisan group of Governors in writing a letter of support to Congress on the SCALE Act. Co-sponsored by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the bill will support the buildout of the infrastructure necessary to transport CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be utilized in manufacturing or safely and securely sequestered underground.
March 18, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming has joined 20 other states in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the decision by the Biden Administration to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The Governor has also issued an executive order requesting the Attorney General evaluate all Presidential and Executive orders for constitutionality and to take actions to protect the rights of Wyoming citizens.
March 17, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Responding to requests from affected counties, and following a thorough review of conditions, Governor Mark Gordon has issued an emergency declaration to facilitate a coordinated response in the aftermath of a severe winter storm that has affected portions of the state.
March 10, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has convened an emergency response team to mitigate impacts and seek solutions to the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in Wyoming. The team, led by Director Brian Nesvik of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Director Doug Miyamoto of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, is working to remove the products that carry zebra mussels and contain their potential spread.
March 8, 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations on March 16. The decision reflects the state’s continually improving health metrics and is consistent with the Governor’s approach of balancing public health with protecting livelihoods.
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: http://ag.wyo.gov/victim-services-home-page.
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 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 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.