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June 22, 2016

State Groups Applaud TSCA Reform Act

The National Conference of State Legislatures, National Governors Association and Environmental Council of States applaud the collaborative efforts that led to the reform of the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


June 21, 2016

NGA Testifies Before Senate on FirstNet Implementation

Jeff McLeod, Director of the NGA Center for Best Practices Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, testified before a Senate subcommittee on the public safety broadband network known as FirstNet, which sets aside a wireless spectrum for emergency communications.


June 16, 2016

NGA Releases New Resource for State Health Care Leaders

The National Governors Association, along with the National Academy of Medicine and the Peterson Center on Healthcare, have developed a resource guide to support state leaders and the nationwide adoption of health care transformation best practices.


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.


June 10, 2016

NGA Welcomes New Federal Relations Director

The National Governors Association (NGA) is pleased to announce Anna Holmquist Davis as the new director of the Office of Federal Relations. Davis brings more than 35 years of public service experience to the position.


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.


April 28, 2016

States Bolster Cybersecurity Practices To Thwart Crime

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states will participate in a policy academy on developing and implementing comprehensive cybersecurity strategies.


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.