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NGA Letters

June 22, 2016

Wildfire Suppression Funding

Letter (from Governor Mead and Governor Brown) to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leadership urging Congress to enact budgetary reforms that address wildfire suppression needs.


June 21, 2016

Opioid Addiction

Letter (from Governor Baker and Governor Hassan) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to provide sufficient resources to states in order for them to continue the work they have begun to combat the opioid crisis.


June 03, 2016

Political Subdivisions

Letter (from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison) to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, urging the withdrawal of a proposed rule that would redefine political subdivisions and set a three-part federal test in order for these entities to issue tax-exempt debt.


May 11, 2016

Transportation Appropriations (Senate)

Letter from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison, as well as the executive directors of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, to congressional appropriators urging Congress to fully honor the Highway Trust Fund contract authority by not resorting to the use of rescissions.


May 11, 2016

Transportation Appropriations (House)

Letter from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison, as well as the executive directors of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, to congressional appropriators urging Congress to fully honor the Highway Trust Fund contract authority by not resorting to the use of rescissions.


April 04, 2016

ESSA Implementation

Letter from leaders of the State and Local Implementation Network (the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of State Boards of Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, National School Boards Association, The School Superintendents Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association) to U.S. Secretary of Education John King encouraging regulatory restraint as the U.S. Department of Education implements the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


March 21, 2016

FEMA Disaster Deductible Concept

Letter (from Governor Nixon and Governor Hutchinson) to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate responding to a FEMA request for public comment on a proposal to establish a deductible requirement for states to receive federal disaster aid.


March 04, 2016

Military Technicians

Letter (from 44 governors) to House and Senate leadership asking for the repeal of the section of the National Defense Authorization Act that requires conversion of certain National Guard military technicians into non-uniformed federal civilian employees.


March 02, 2016

Medicaid Managed Care

Letter (from Governor Baker and Governor Hassan) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concerning a proposed rule to overhaul regulations governing Medicaid managed care.


February 12, 2016

TSCA Reform

Letter from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison, as well as the executive directors of the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Environmental Council of the States and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, to congressional leadership urging Congress in any final Toxic Substance Control Act reform legislation to maintain state ability to regulate harmful chemicals in the absence of a final decision from the EPA.