Governor Mark Gordon signs 12-month Postpartum bill into law Friday

Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 4:24 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As the legislature finishes its busy work, Gov. Mark Gordon was just as active in signing new bills into law.

The Governor signed the 12-month postpartum bill into law on Friday.

“How important it is that we support mothers. This is truly a pro-life bill, and more than that, it is also a way to give our kids a great start,” said Gordon.

This bill extends Medicaid after-birth care for new mothers and babies from 2 months to 1 full year.

The Governor and advocates said this is a win for Wyoming mothers and set the tone for successful starts for infants, adding when we care for mothers, we care for babies.

“As a mom myself, as a caregiver myself, I really know that you know that when I am at my best, so are my kids,” said Angela Silvester, Field Organizer for Healthy Wyoming.

Gov. Gordon also signed in the property tax residential property class bill.

This bill was initially set to create tax relief for the elderly and poor, these bills were changed, and now the new residential tax bracket provides tax relief to all residential Wyomingites.