March 31, 2002
Across the nation, the housing needs of low-income families are growing rapidly. In the last decade, major changes in social policies and an expanding economy led to greater labor force participation by single mothers, declines in unemployment rates among women and minorities, and higher real wages for the country's less-skilled workforce.
March 23, 2002
High-quality extra learning opportunities support standards-based education by improving student outcomes: increasing school-day attendance, grades, and test scores. This Issue Brief focuses on how Governors can support high-quality ELOs.
March 20, 2002
The latest in the Circuit Court of Appeals case on the Healthy Maine Prescriptions Program.
March 14, 2002
This paper outlines ways Medicaid can be improved to allow states the ability to re-structure eligibility, simplify program administration, and to cover more low-income uninsured individuals and families.
March 11, 2002
The NGA Center for Best Practices conducted two regional workshops that provided technical assistance to states on implementing justice information sharing solutions. The workshops focused on ways in which states can measure performance, work with local governments, and include Governors in developing policy solutions.
March 11, 2002
A new Issue Brief from the NGA Center for Best Practices, Improving Public Safety through Justice Information Sharing, examines the importance of information sharing among the components of states' justice systems.
February 21, 2002
While the federal government considers a prescription drug benefit in Medicare, states are exploring ways to help low-income seniors access medications.
December 20, 2001
This Issue Brief explores issues related to the introduction of high academic standards in alternative education programs and presents a number of recommendations for state policymakers.
December 04, 2001
To obtain a preliminary estimate of state costs for homeland security, NGA surveyed governors in early November - a little over six weeks since the September 11 attacks.
December 03, 2001
States are finding ways to strengthen the mental health safety net through improved coordination among human services, public housing, and criminal justice programs.
November 26, 2001
Presentations and resources from our annual Institute for Governors' Education Advisors
November 19, 2001
This Issue Brief outlines state legislative and executive activities to reduce pharmaceutical costs within Medicaid or State Employee Programs.
October 23, 2001
To gain better control of prescription drug costs, states are investigating and forming purchasing alliances to negotiate pharmaceutical prices, discounts, and rebates with manufacturers.
October 18, 2001
An up-dated list of federal reports concerning domestic preparedness.
October 02, 2001
In response to Florida's new Medicaid law - which allows the state to negotiate directly with drug companies to obtain additional Medicaid drug rebates* - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. created a disease management program to better manage the care of chronically ill patients.
September 18, 2001
Recognizing that state and local emergency management programs play a crucial role in creating safe communities and reducing disaster impacts, several national organizations recently cooperated to develop the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).
September 18, 2001
Several states issue regular reports on the state of their environment, and are using the data contained in those reports to move to a more performance-based system of environmental management.
September 17, 2001
Carnegie Corporation of New York is funding the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to help states build more comprehensive systems of early care and education by helping them evaluate and monitor the progress of state early childhood initiatives.
August 31, 2001
Motivational speaker Dr. Michael Hammer, founder and director of several high-technology firms, and named by Time Magazine to its first list of America's 25 most influential individuals spoke at the e-Governance Task Force at the National Governors Association's (NGA) 93rd Annual Meeting August 4-7 in Providence Rhode Island.
August 03, 2001
Through "working lands conservation" (conservation of natural resources and protection of the environment using private farms, ranches, and forestlands), landowners can produce public "environmental goods" in conjunction with the food and fiber they have historically provided.
August 02, 2001
In May 2000, Governor Angus King signed into law an Act to 'Establish Fairer Pricing for Prescription Drugs' creating the Maine Rx Program. Maine Rx is open to all residents without prescription drug coverage with incomes above 300 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).
August 01, 2001
In June 2001, Florida Governor Jeb Bush signed a Medicaid initiative into law that allows Florida to negotiate additional discounts on prescription drugs for Medicaid beneficiaries.