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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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April 27, 2016

NGA, NCJA Launch State Criminal Justice Reform Initiative

The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Criminal Justice Association, through its Center for Justice Planning (NCJA), today announced a joint initiative to support system-wide criminal justice reform in up to five states.


April 20, 2016

Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council Announces New Leadership

The National Governors Association today announced new executive leadership for the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) for 2016-2017.


April 13, 2016

State Groups Urge Senate Support of FAA Amendment

Five national organizations representing state and local officials urge all Senators to support a bipartisan amendment, which will strike language that pre-empts state and local authorities to regulate the safety of the national airspace system as established by law and precedent regarding both manned and unmanned aerial system operations.


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2016 Gubernatorial Elections

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


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2015-2016 NGA Chair Gov. Gary Herbert's Initiative

States: Finding Solutions, Improving Lives


2016 Governors’ State of the State Addresses Information

Confirmed dates for Governors' State of the State addresses.


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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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Governors Select Iowa For 2016 Summer Meeting

The National Governors Association today announced that Iowa will host the nation’s governors for its 2016 Summer Meeting, July 14-17.


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2016 State of the States Address

NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Vice Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe talk about state innovations and governors’ collective vision for 2016 in the fourth annual State of the States address.