Gov. Mark Gordon outlined the state’s 2022 address to the Wyoming Joint Legislature ahead of the budget session.
Gordon said a possible war between Russia and Ukraine shows the need for a U.S. nuclear arsenal, part of which remains at a military base near Cheyenne.
“Keep in mind that what is happening in Ukraine concerns both energy and geopolitics and security,” Gordon said. “The old adage of peace through force remains true. That’s why our country’s nuclear arsenal remains necessary. We can be proud that Wyoming will remain a key component of our nuclear triad. FE Warren Air Force Base just above the street will remain a central element of the new ground strategic deterrence ”.
Gordon said Wyoming will continue to use fossil fuels as well as using renewable energy.
“Wyoming has everything: the best wind, solar, gas, coal, nuclear power and the ability to maintain our country’s total carbon emissions for 50 years,” Gordon said. “Innovation, not regulation, is our way forward to give our nation the energy it needs while tackling global climate problems. We don’t have to choose between fossil fuels or new energies, quoting old baseball sage Yoga Ber,” If you drive up to a fork, take it. ”
Gordon said Wyoming needs to do more to eliminate the low pay that civil servants receive.
“Wyoming is struggling to staff the same agencies that provide the services Wyoming residents need,” Gordon said. “90% of Wyoming employees earn less than their peers five years ago. And 30% of our workforce needs a second job to make ends meet. We can’t ignore these sober facts. We need to do better.”
While Gordon gave some points to tackling Wyoming’s energy problems, such as investing in nuclear and wind energy, and continuing coal mining when it came to how to deal with civil servants earning less than their counterparts, it was provided less information on what the state can do to address the issue.
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