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News Releases
July 01, 2015

Improving the energy efficiency of multifamily buildings can help states reduce consumers’ energy costs, strengthen electricity system reliability and lower emissions, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association.

June 25, 2015

Effective principals are critical in building a culture of high-quality teaching and learning, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

June 19, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today named Jeffrey McLeod as director of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Division of the NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).

June 18, 2015

The nation’s governors appreciate the Senate’s work to maintain Army National Guard (ARNG) aircraft, personnel and force structure in the NDAA for FY 2016 and urge House and Senate conferees to include these important provisions in the final conference report.

June 16, 2015

The National Governors Association today announced that Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming will participate in a policy academy designed to assist governors and their senior staff in establishing or enhancing programs that improve outcomes and reduce cost of health care for people with complex care needs. 

June 15, 2015

Strengthening juvenile justice systems and improving outcomes for justice-involved youth is a top priority of the nation’s governors, as detailed in a paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

June 15, 2015

The National Governors Association supports the legislation introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz to level the playing field for Main Street and e-street retailers instead of picking winners or losers in a 21st century economy.

June 10, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced new executive leadership for the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC).

June 08, 2015

We are very disappointed that the House of Representatives has chosen to take up the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act before discussing the tax issue of greatest importance to states.

May 12, 2015

The nation’s governors call on Congress to maintain Army National Guard (ARNG) aircraft, personnel and force structure. 

April 23, 2015

National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper brought together state teams to discuss his chair’s initiative, Delivering Results.

April 21, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced it will work with five states—Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana and Rhode Island—to expand access to and improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) for children from early childhood through third grade.

April 20, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced it is partnering with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to host the national Medicaid Leadership Institute this fall. 

April 16, 2015

The nation’s governors commend the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for working in a bipartisan way to restore balance to the state-federal relationship.

April 15, 2015

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting nearly 1 in 11 children, costing the United States nearly $56 billion each year in 2007. 

April 09, 2015

In their annual State of the State addresses, governors emphasized the importance of workforce and transportation investment, along with support for education funding and continued economic growth, according to a paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA). 

April 07, 2015

The National Governors Association applauds Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray for their introduction of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

March 26, 2015

The nation’s governors applaud the House of Representatives for its continued support of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

March 19, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of four states—Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Utah—to participate in a Policy Academy on Helping States Prepare for Federal Greenhouse Gas Rules in the Electric Power Sector.

March 19, 2015

Governors appreciate the appointment of members to the National Commission on the Future of the Army (Commission) and look forward to the Commission producing a fair and balanced report that recognizes the important roles played by all Army components—active, Guard and Reserve. 

February 26, 2015

The nation’s governors are disappointed by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to preempt state authority regarding the deployment of certain broadband networks. 

February 24, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) welcomed the appointment of four new governors to the Council of Governors (Council): Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

February 21, 2015

The nation’s governors convened in Washington, D.C., today for the 2015 National Governors Association Winter Meeting. During the meeting, governors will discuss issues affecting states and share best practices that lead to innovative solutions. 
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February 10, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA), along with the National Conference of State Legislatures, today released Governors’ and State Legislators’ Plan to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a bipartisan path for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

February 09, 2015

The nation’s governors will gather in Washington, D.C., February 20-23, for the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting to discuss priority issues affecting states and share innovative best practices to address some of the nation’s most pressing challenges.