Governors should be prepared from the first day of their administration to manage a major disaster.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is examining changes to the way it oversees radioactive wastes in the nuclear weapons complex that could have important environmental, safety, and economic ramifications for states.
Community-based prevention programs (CBPPs) can serve as an important tool for states to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
Mathematics knowledge acquired in early childhood and early elementary grades is a critical foundation for long-term student success, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
The National Governors Association (NGA) released The Cybersecurity Workforce: States’ Needs and Opportunities, which examines factors to consider when creating a comprehensive state strategy to improve cybersecurity.
Physician assistants (PAs) play a broad and expanding role in the health care system, working in a variety of practice areas and settings because of their adaptably and lower cost, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
In 2011 Delaware Gov. Jack Markell launched a statewide financial empowerment program called $tand By Me®.
To help governors combat the growing risk of cyber threats to the nation’s energy system, the National Governors Association released an issue brief detailing preventative steps that can be taken.
National Governors Association Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin released her initiative’s final report, An Action Guide for Governors, during the special session of NGA’s 2014 Summer Meeting.
Job seekers, employers and communities all benefited from workforce programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), according to a new report and companion paper released by the National Governors Association.
State Strategies for Global Trade and Investment examines actions governors can take to develop more robust international strategies in conjunction with their state’s overall economic development strategy.
Governors across the country are pursuing state economic development with policies aimed at the clean energy sector, according to a new report released by the National Governors Association.
The National Governors Association released an issue brief examining states’ challenges and progress in creating and launching assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
Governors play an important role in modernizing the electric power grid to ensure it continues to function reliably, safely and efficiently, according to a new paper released by the National Governors Association.
Governors emphasized the importance of job creation, the budget, workforce development and education during their annual State of the State addresses, according to a report released by the National Governors Association.
As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to help states reduce prescription drug abuse, findings from the Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Policy Academy were the focus of the Health and Human Services Committee session at NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin released the first report of her National Governors Association (NGA) Chair’s Initiative, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs, during NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting.
The Role of Dental Hygienists in Providing Access to Oral Health Care summarizes various policies governing the role of dental hygienists and examines alternative models and practices from states.
State Clean Energy Actions: November 2012–June 2013 Update covers the 55 states, commonwealths and territories and highlights nearly 350 actions governors took to support greater use of clean energy, often with the goal of spurring economic development, reducing energy costs to consumers or minimizing environmental impacts.
A Governor’s Guide to Early Literacy: Getting all Students Reading by Third Grade examines the gap between research and policy and describes the five policy actions that governors can take to ensure all children read at grade level by the end of third grade.
As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to address cybersecurity, one of the most significant homeland security challenges facing the nation, NGA released Act and Adjust: A Call to Action for Governors for Cybersecurity. The paper provides strategic recommendations governors can immediately adopt to improve their state’s cybersecurity posture.
An Energy Efficiency Primer for Governors describes successful actions governors have taken to further cost-effective energy efficiency. Governors have worked with legislators, regulators and others to advance energy efficiency in a variety of ways.
With the U.S. economy increasingly demanding a more educated workforce, states are looking to colleges and universities to more effectively and efficiently meet the demand for better educating citizens. Beyond Completion: Enabling Governors to Evaluate the Outcomes of Postsecondary Education provides a comprehensive approach to address the ongoing shift from simply measuring inputs to a broader emphasis on outcomes and the relationship between resources and results.
Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provide a critical source of health insurance coverage to low-income pregnant women, infants, and children. These reports highlight state trends in health care coverage for women and children through Medicaid and SCHIP.
Governors have updated their economic development strategies and launched new initiatives to further spur economic growth and provide high wage jobs, according to a report released by the National Governors Association (NGA).