News Releases
February 09, 2016

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced the Alabama Medicaid Agency’s regional care organization plan, which provides medical care to most Alabamians on Medicaid, has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

January 29, 2016

The National Governors Association (NGA) applauds the National Commission on the Future of the Army for concluding its work and issuing its final report, which includes a number of promising recommendations that recognize the Army National Guard’s dual-mission role serving governors in their states and as the operational reserve of the Army.

January 22, 2016

NGA's stance on implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was mentioned in Education Week's Politics K-12 blog.

January 19, 2016

The nation’s governors are working to solve child hunger. The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016 takes necessary steps to ensure states and schools can focus their energy on increasing access to school meals.

January 19, 2016

In the February 2016 issue of Capitol Ideas, NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison outlines financial challenges states face in 2016.

January 15, 2016

The majority of the U.S. prison population is housed in state prisons, which means governors have a unique role to play in shaping state corrections policies and criminal justice reform. 

January 14, 2016

NGA, the National Association of Counties and other organizations today announced an agreement that will offer public agencies access to a reduced-price, potentially lifesaving opioid withdrawal nasal spray.

January 12, 2016

Governing magazine sat down with NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison directly following the State of the States event Jan. 7. In the article, Pattison talks about how he aims to raise the profile of the organization. To read the article, click here.

January 07, 2016

National Governors Association Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Vice Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today delivered the fourth annual State of the States address at the National Press Club.
State of the States Video | Address Text | Photos

December 16, 2015

State and local media outlet Route Fifty sat down with NGA's new executive director to discuss state finances, education, infrastructure and more.

December 14, 2015

On Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's became the nation's longest-serving governor of all time. Branstad held office as Iowa governor from 1983 to 1999 and reassumed the position in January 2011.

December 11, 2015

NGA and NCSL are disappointed by the inclusion of language to make ITFA permanent as part of the conference report on H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. 

December 10, 2015

The NGA Center for Best Practices today announced that six states—Indiana, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah and Washington—will participate in the 2016 Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning.

December 09, 2015

The nation’s governors congratulate Congress for passing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and replacing No Child Left Behind. 

December 04, 2015

The nation’s governors congratulate Congress for passing the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act with broad bipartisan support.

December 02, 2015

“Governors congratulate the House for passing ESSA with broad bipartisan support. This marks an historic moment in ensuring children’s future success in the nation’s schools.”

December 02, 2015

We call on Congress to move quickly to pass the bipartisan conference report for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). 

December 02, 2015

The National Governors Association Executive Committee today announced Scott Pattison as the new NGA executive director and chief executive officer. 

November 30, 2015

In advance of the House and Senate votes on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its full endorsement of the bill. 

November 19, 2015

Governors applaud the swift action of the House and Senate conferees to approve the Elementary and Secondary Education Act conference report.

November 18, 2015

Governors have long called for the bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to restore the state-federal partnership.

October 31, 2015

Governors from the United States and Mexico and a representative of Canada’s premiers gathered today for the first-ever Summit of North American Governors and Premiers. 
Summit Photos & Video

October 29, 2015

Governors are at the forefront of health care transformation in their states and are finding health policies that both improve the health of all citizens and the quality of health care while reducing costs for states and state residents. 

October 28, 2015

The recent passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 by the United States House of Representatives creates longer-term certainty for the economies of our states and the nation.

October 27, 2015

In a country where only one-third of students are rated proficient on national math and reading tests, more than 1 million drop out of high school annually, and the percentage of higher education students enrolled in remedial class might be as high as 60 percent, governors are at the forefront to help solve those and other problems by implementing new systems such as competency-based education (CBE), according to a paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).