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News Releases
November 15, 2014

Veteran governors welcomed governors-elect this weekend for the National Governors Association (NGA) Seminar for New Governors (SNG). The two-and-a-half-day biennial seminar brings together governors-elect fresh off the campaign trail and assists in the transition from running for office to governing their states. Photos

November 11, 2014

As the 113th Congress winds down, the National Governors Association (NGA) is prioritizing two key issues among many facing states: Marketplace Fairness and the Army National Guard.

October 28, 2014

Mathematics knowledge acquired in early childhood and early elementary grades is a critical foundation for long-term student success, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

October 27, 2014

A well-trained, stable cybersecurity workforce is critical to protecting states from the growing number of sophisticated cyber attacks, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

September 22, 2014

Physician assistants (PAs) play a broad and expanding role in the health care system, working in a variety of practice areas and settings because of their adaptably and lower cost, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

September 17, 2014

The National Governors Association today announced that Alabama, Nevada and Washington will participate in a year-long project to examine ways to spur changes in how states pay for Medicaid and other health care services.

September 10, 2014

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the new leadership of NGA’s five standing committees for the 2014-2015 year.

September 03, 2014

The National Governors Association today announced that Iowa will host the nation’s governors for its 2016 Summer Meeting, July 14-17.

August 14, 2014

To further governors’ efforts to align education and training systems to the needs of state economies, the National Governors Association today announced support for 14 states Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

August 07, 2014

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of four states Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee to examine ways to improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

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.
Summer Meeting News | Photos | Video

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.
Summer Meeting News | Photos | Video

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.