Speaker pleased with tone of Gordon’s ‘State of the State’

By Cowboy State Daily

Gov. Mark Gordon’s first “State-of-the-State” address showed that the new Republican governor is ready to get right to work on the state’s problems, said House Speaker Rep. Steve Harshman, R-Casper.

Harshman, speaking after Gordon’s 45-minute address to a joint session of the Legislature on Wednesday, said he was pleased with the tone of the speech.

“I appreciate his willingness now to really go to work, because that’s what we’re here for is to fix things and accomplish things and solve problems for our people,” he said.

Harshman said he also thought the governor addressed issues important to the state during his speech.“They never really go away,” he said. “Our predecessors debated those and 100 years from now we’ll still be talking about transportation and health and education and all those things. He touched on most of those.”

The House and Senate entered their first full day of work Thursday, introducing bills and referring them to committee for review.

So far, more than 200 pieces of legislation have been filed for review during the 2019 general session.

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