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News Releases
July 28, 2014

As part of governors’ ongoing effort to reduce prescription drug abuse, the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of four additional states Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin to participate in a policy academy on the topic.

July 15, 2014

The National Governors Association today released the following statement regarding a House vote on the Internet access moratorium.

July 15, 2014

The Council of Governors (Council) met last week during the National Governors Association (NGA) 2014 Summer Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. During the meeting, the Council, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved a joint action plan for cybersecurity.

July 13, 2014

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the new leadership of its Executive Committee for the 2014-2015 year.
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July 13, 2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper officially became the new chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) today at the closing session of the NGA Summer Meeting. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert was named vice chair.
Summer Meeting News | Photos | Video

July 12, 2014

National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin today released her initiative’s final report, An Action Guide for Governors, during the special session of NGA’s 2014 Summer Meeting.
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July 11, 2014

Governors joined together at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, today to kick off the National Governors Association’s (NGA) 106th Summer Meeting.
Summer Meeting News | Photos | Video

July 01, 2014

Job seekers, employers and communities all benefited from workforce programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), according to a new report and companion paper released today by the National Governors Association.

June 30, 2014

Economic growth and job creation top of every governor’s policy agenda. The economic success of states and the companies inside their borders increasingly is affected by how closely a state is tied to the global economy, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association.

June 25, 2014

The nation’s governors applaud the Senate for passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill that promotes job creation, job retention and business expansion. NGA has long called on Congress to reauthorize the existing Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and restore the 15 percent WIA set-aside for governors to create jobs, spur economic growth and get people back to work.

June 25, 2014

Governors from across the country will gather in Nashville, Tennessee, July 10-13, for the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting to discuss innovative work in states in several areas, including education, workforce, health care, veterans and jobs. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.

June 24, 2014

The National Governors Association (NGA) today named Jennifer Brooks as director of the Economic, Human Services and Workforce Division of the NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).

June 23, 2014

As the federal government considers reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins), the National Governors Association (NGA) today released principles to guide its work. The principles focus on governance, alignment and collaboration; leadership, flexibility and accountability; and funding, resources and data.

June 17, 2014

The National Governors Association (NGA) is disappointed that the House Judiciary Committee is moving to make the Internet access tax moratorium permanent.

June 10, 2014

Following today’s signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), the nation’s governors called the law a significant step forward in addressing the country’s water infrastructure needs.

May 12, 2014

The National Governors Association today announced the selection of seven states—Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin—to develop and implement statewide plans for their health care workforce.

May 08, 2014

“The nation’s governors are encouraged by the House Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act and its willingness to protect Army National Guard (ARNG) force structure and aircraft from damaging cuts."

April 24, 2014

The National Governors Association  today announced the selection of six states—Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina and New York—to participate in a learning lab on Lead by Example efforts in state facilities.

April 03, 2014

The National Governors Association today released an issue brief examining states’ challenges and progress in creating and launching assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

March 31, 2014

Governors play an important role in modernizing the electric power grid to ensure it continues to function reliably, safely and efficiently, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association.

March 28, 2014

National Governors Association Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin brought together state teams to discuss her yearlong effort, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.

March 13, 2014

Governors emphasized the importance of job creation, the budget, workforce development and education during their annual State of the State addresses, according to a report released by the National Governors Association.

March 12, 2014

In advance of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Exploring Alternative Solutions to the Internet Sales Tax Issue, the National Governors Association (NGA) today reiterated its call for the passage of Marketplace Fairness legislation.

February 28, 2014

During the NGA Winter Meeting, the nation’s governors met and talked with President Obama and Defense Secretary Hagel about preserving Army and Air National Guard personnel and equipment in order to meet state and federal needs while reducing costs.

February 24, 2014

The nation’s governors, in Washington, D.C., for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting, today delivered health care recommendations to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.