January 23, 2017 - Chamber Legislative Report
Prepared by: Charlene Murdock, Executive Director
Campbell County Chamber of Commerce
The Wyoming Legislature is in full swing, having concluded two weeks of work on the state's business. At this time just over 350 bills and resolutions have been filed for consideration.
There are a number of issues we are following, as outlined in the bill tracking report below. A few measures that are worthy of mentioning:
Governor’s State of the State Address:
The Honorable Governor Matthew H. Mead addressed the Wyoming Legislature on January 11, 2017, to kick off the 64th legislative session. His address conveyed a tone of optimism for how well the state has managed so far during the economic downturn, along with prompting for the Legislature to address budget shortfalls in a prudent and responsible fashion and to maintain an attitude of progressive investment in economic diversification measures.
The Governor reported that the State of Wyoming, although facing challenging times of lower revenues, remains strong. The state has $1.59 billion in the Legislative Stabilization and Reserve Account (LSRA), the state’s rainy day fund; and another $7.4 billion in the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund, an in volatile fund that generates considerable income to the state via interest.
You can find a synopsis of the Governor’s State of the State Address here.
Listen to the State of the State audio here:
Link to a written copy of the State of the State address here:
Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Charlene Murdock will be monitoring legislation and engaging as needed to serve as the “Voice of Business” for Campbell County. If you have questions or concerns on any bill, email CharleneM@GilletteChamber.com.
To receive weekly updates, including a list of bills the Chamber is monitoring, contact Teresa Lunbery at the Chamber. 307-682-3673 or email TeresaL@GilletteChamber.com