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Governors' and spouses' biographies, searchable database and contact information.

NGA Center for Best Practices

NGA Center for Best Practices

The NGA Center develops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges.

Federal Relations

Federal Relations

The Office of Federal Relations' mission is to ensure governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.

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July 19, 2016

NGA Sends ESSA Recommendations to Education Dept.

The National Governors Association (NGA) sent recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on accountability and state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

July 18, 2016

NGA Announces 2016-2017 Committee Leadership

The National Governors Association announced its new leadership for 2016-2017, including committee leadership and appointments.

July 13, 2016

A Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governors have long been at the forefront of efforts to prevent and treat opioid addiction, working with health care providers, law enforcement and other stakeholders to mount a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis.

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2016-2017 NGA Chair Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Initiative

Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge



2016 Gubernatorial Elections

Gubernatorial elections will be held in 12 states and two territories.

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Zika in the States: What You Need to Know

A new webpage from NGA brings you up-to-date information on how states are preparing for the spread of the Zika virus, including important information for pregnant women.

Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2015 Update for Governors

NGA’s new report Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2015 Update for Governors takes a look at the important role governors play in overseeing the nuclear cleanup effort by ensuring the DOE, their partner in the effort, adopts responsible disposal decisions that are coordinated with states.

Top Trends in State Economic Development

NGA’s new paper Revisiting Top Trends in State Economic Development takes a look at the policies and programs states can implement to accelerate economic growth and create jobs.

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All Video From the Summer Meeting

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2016 Summer Meeting Photo Gallery

Des Moines, IA (July 14–17, 2016)