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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 10, 2016

Governors Ask Administration, Congress to Agree on Zika Funding

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


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.


April 13, 2016

State Groups Urge Senate Support of FAA Amendment

Five national organizations representing state and local officials urge all Senators to support a bipartisan amendment, which will strike language that pre-empts state and local authorities to regulate the safety of the national airspace system as established by law and precedent regarding both manned and unmanned aerial system operations.


April 13, 2016

States Make Progress On Radioactive Waste Cleanup Efforts

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.


April 12, 2016

Governors Use Data To Drive Effective Decision Making

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that six states will participate in a learning lab on improving the use of data in policymaking.


April 07, 2016

States Enhance First Responders’ Emergency Communication

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states will participate in a policy academy on emergency communications interoperability, which helps emergency responders respond in real time.