Governor's Closing Remarks to Legislature

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead addressing the House of Representatives during the last day of the 61st Legislative Session Thursday.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead addressing the House of Representatives during the last day of the 61st Legislative Session Thursday.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead gave his closing remarks during separate speeches to both the Senate and House of Representatives Thursday to close down the 61st session of the Legislature. Mead stated to the Legislature that they made a lot of progress in addressing core areas.

The Governor indicated that some of the highlights of this session were the passage of bills enhancing the contractor preference law, the manufacturers’ sales tax exemption, incentives for data centers and money to improve infrastructure. The Legislature appropriated $40 million for highway projects, $5 for Quiet Zone projects and $45 million for local governments.

Governor Mead also thanked the Legislature for the hard work on improving education. He said that the bills passed this year show Wyoming wants to have the best schools in the country and will not settle for poor performances.

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