Wyoming governor attends White House meeting with Trump

Governor Mark Gordon talks during an inaugural ceremony on Jan. 7, 2019, at the Cheyenne Civic Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon participated in a meeting at the White House that included President Donald Trump about workforce related topics.

Also at the lunch meeting Thursday were Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and seven other governors.

According to a news release from Gordon’s office, the meeting touched on federal and state efforts to reduce barriers and expand economic mobility for America’s workers.

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Gordon says he appreciates President Trump’s leadership in holding the meeting and listening to the perspectives of the governors.

He says the discussion included issues important to Wyoming, including visa programs, trade and rural health care.

Gordon says he highlighted the new Wyoming Works program, which will help expand technical and trade programs at Wyoming’s community colleges and provide grants for students enrolled in these programs.

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