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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Opening News Conference


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Feb. 22—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin addresses the crowd at the opening news conference of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting. Fallin highlighted her chair's initiative, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs.

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Feb. 22—NGA Vice Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper highlights the agenda for the meeting over the course of the weekend in Washington, D.C.

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Feb. 22—Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe fields a question from a member of the media at the opening news conference Saturday morning.
 

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Feb. 22—Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks at the opening news conference of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting.

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Feb. 22—North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple helps kick off the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting.

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Feb. 22—Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe were all on hand to start the NGA Winter Meeting.
 

Opening Session
America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs


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Feb. 22—Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh, Jr., attends the opening session of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's chair's initiative, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs.

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Feb. 22—South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval discuss the chair's initiative on workforce development at the opening session Saturday morning in Washington, D.C.

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Feb. 22—Northern Mariana Islands Governor Eloy Inos discusses workforce development at the opening session of the NGA Winter Meeting.
 

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Feb. 22—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin highlights her chair's initiative and its associated report, The Benefits of a More Educated Workforce to Individuals and the Economy, which was released at the meeting on Saturday morning.

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Feb. 22—West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman listen as Governor Fallin addresses the crowd at the opening session.

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Feb. 22—Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett listens at the opening session of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting, which was about preparing the future workforce through education and training.
 

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Feb. 22—Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder applaud following Governor Fallin's remarks at the meeting's opening session.

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Feb. 22—New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attended the opening session of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting.

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Feb. 22—General Electric CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Immelt addresses the crowd in his remarks about workforce development at the opening session Saturday morning.
 

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Feb. 22—Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber listens to guest speaker Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, at the opening session of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting.

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Feb. 22—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam speaks at the opening session. Haslam will host NGA's 2014 Summer Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Feb. 22—Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy listens during the opening session of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting, which was about workforce development.
 

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Feb. 22—New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan speaks to meeting attendees at the opening session, where she presented the Public-Private Partnership Award.

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Feb. 22—New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan presents the 2014 Public-Private Partnership Award to Esri, one of the world's largest suppliers of Geographic Information System software.
 

Economic Development & Commerce Committee Session
Revving Up: MAP-21 Reauthorization


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Feb. 22—Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, chair and vice chair of the Economic Development & Commerce Committee, led Saturday afternoon's committee session.

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Feb. 22—Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval listens as the Economic Development & Commerce Committee meets Saturday afternoon during the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting.

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Feb. 22—Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee asks a question at the Economic Development & Commerce Committee, which was about reauthorizing the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.

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Feb. 22—North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory discusses infrastructure and surface transportation in Saturday's Economic Development & Commerce Committee session.

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Feb. 22—Two featured guests of Saturday's Economic Development & Commerce Committee session were former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and former U.S. Department of Transportation Under Secretary Roy Kienitz.

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Feb. 22—Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, member of the Economic Development & Commerce Committee, attends Saturday's session.
 
Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee Session
The Future of the Guard and Disaster Response in the States

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Feb. 22—Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, chair and vice chair of the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, convene Saturday afternoon at the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting.

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Feb. 22—Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, who serves on the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, was present at Saturday's session.

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Feb. 22—Maine Governor Paul LePage and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant at the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee session, which was about the future of the National Guard.
 

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Feb. 22—Michigan Governor Rick Snyder speaks at the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee session about strengthening states' disaster response.

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Feb. 22—General Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was one of the featured guests at Saturday's Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee session.

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Feb. 22—One of the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee session's guest speakers was Richard Reed, vice president of disaster cycle services for the American Red Cross.
 

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Feb. 22—Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla serves on the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee and participated in Saturday's session on states' disaster response.

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Feb. 22—Iowa Governor Terry Branstad talks to other governors and meeting attendees following Saturday's Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee session.
 
Reception
Special Invited Guests: The Adjutants General

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Feb. 22—Oklahoma First Gentleman Wade Christensen and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin honor the adjutants general at a Saturday evening reception. General Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Major General Myles Deering, adjutant general of Oklahoma, were among the special guests.

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Feb. 22—Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recognizes Major General Edward Tonini and General Frank Grass at the Saturday reception honoring the adjutants general.

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Feb. 22—General Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at Saturday's reception.
 
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Education & Workforce Committee Session
Supporting Governors' Innovation in Early Childhood

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Feb. 23—The Education and Workforce Committee convened Sunday morning at the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting to discuss early childhood education.

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Feb. 23—Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe participates in the Education and Workforce Committee session Sunday morning.

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Feb. 23—Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick discusses early childhood education at the Education and Workforce Committee session.
 

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Feb. 23—Education and Workforce Committee session guests included Lillian Lowery, Maryland school superintendent, and Jeana Ross, Alabama commissioner of the Department of Children’s Affairs.

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Feb. 23—Montana Governor Steve Bullock attended Sunday’s Education and Workforce Committee session.

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Feb. 23—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was one of the speakers at the Education and Workforce Committee session on early childhood education.
 
Special Session
Growth and Jobs in America

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Feb. 23—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin with Maria Bartiromo, Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel anchor and global markets editor, who moderated the special session of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting Sunday.

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Feb. 23—NGA Vice Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin led the special session Sunday morning on growth and jobs in America.

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Feb. 23—Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker contributes to the panel at Sunday’s special session on jobs and growth in America.
 

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Feb. 23—South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard listens as his fellow governors discuss jobs and growth in America at the special session.

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Feb. 23—Fox News Channel anchor Maria Bartiromo moderated a lively discussion on growth and jobs in America at the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting special session.

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Feb. 23—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam attended the special session on growth and jobs in America at the Winter Meeting.
 

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Feb. 23—Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan participated in the panel on growth and jobs in America at the special session on Sunday.

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Feb. 23—Iowa Governor Terry Branstad contributes to the discussion on jobs and growth in America at the special session Sunday.

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Feb. 23—Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead participates in the special session at the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting.

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Feb. 23—Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant comments on jobs in America at the special session Sunday morning.

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Feb. 23—Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman listens to a fellow governor’s comments at the special session on Sunday.

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Feb. 23—Illinois Governor Pat Quinn fields a question from moderator Maria Bartiromo at the NGA Winter Meeting special session.
 
Health & Human Services Committee Session
Battling an Epidemic: State Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

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Feb. 23—Governors gathered for the Health and Human Services Committee session Sunday afternoon to discuss combating prescription drug abuse.

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Feb. 23—Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, vice chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, co-led the discussion on prescription drug abuse.

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Feb. 23—Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval discussed combating prescription drug abuse in the Health and Human Services Committee session Sunday.
 

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Feb. 23—Alabama Governor Robert Bentley contributes to the discussion on states combating prescription drug abuse Sunday afternoon at the Health and Human Services Committee session.

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Feb. 23—Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad attended Sunday's session on combating prescription drug abuse in states.
 
Natural Resources Committee Session
Accelerating Economic Growth: The Energy Sector

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Feb. 23—Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, vice chair of the Natural Resources Committee, co-led the discussion Sunday afternoon on accelerating economic growth in the energy sector.

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Feb. 23—U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz spoke at the Natural Resource Committee's session on accelerating economic growth in the energy sector.

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Feb. 23—Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie attended the Natural Resources Committee session Sunday afternoon.
 

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Feb. 23—Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee listens to the discussion on accelerating economic growth in the energy sector at Sunday's Natural Resources Committee session.
 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Governors Meeting with the President & News Conference

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Feb. 24—President Obama addresses governors Monday morning at a meeting at the White House, where he spoke about important issues facing states.

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Feb. 24—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin speaks to the press following a meeting between governors and the President Monday.

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Feb. 24—NGA Vice Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper gives remarks at the Monday press conference following the governors' meeting with the President.