As lawmakers at both state and federal levels of government look for ways to improve the quality of health care and reduce the costs of public programs, governors are developing innovative Medicaid programs and must retain flexibility to implement these measures.
Education, job creation and economic development were among the top issues discussed by governors during their annual State of the State addresses, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA). Governors also highlighted health; public safety, with an emphasis on violence prevention; and state finances.
States are actively pursuing reforms to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services provided to pregnant women and children, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
The National Governors Association (NGA) today released Using Executive Orders to Advance Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, an issue brief highlighting governors issued executive orders related to energy efficiency or renewable energy.
The National Governors Association applauds the United States Senate for passing Marketplace Fairness, common-sense legislation that upholds the principles of federalism and levels the playing field between Main Street and e-street.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced a campaign intended to reduce underage drinking in the state.
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