2014-15 NGA Chair Gov. John Hickenlooper's Initiative
Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting nearly 1 in 11 children, costing the United States nearly $56 billion each year in 2007.
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Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting nearly one in 11 children.
In their 2015 State of the State addresses, governors emphasized the importance of workforce and transportation investment, along with support for education funding and continued economic growth. Governors also focused on increasing transparency and efficiency of state government functions, addressing prescription drug abuse and reforming criminal justice systems.