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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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June 13, 2016

Governors Advance Strategies to Improve Energy Efficiency

The National Governors Association (NGA) announced today the selection of four states, Alaska, Michigan, New Hampshire and Virginia, to participate in policy retreats to advance new targeted energy-efficiency strategies.

May 18, 2016

Governors Weigh In on Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

The nation’s governors ask Congress to improve flexibility and preserve parts of the child nutrition law that work to feed America’s children.

May 09, 2016

Governors Ask for Swift Action on Zika Funding

The nation’s governors urge the Administration and Congress to work together to reach agreement on the appropriate funding levels needed to prepare for and combat the Zika virus.

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2016 Gubernatorial Elections

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


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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White House Press Briefing

May 9, 2016
In his daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest read NGA’s statement on the Zika virus, which urged Congress and the Administration to work together to agree on funding.