To improve learning outcomes from early childhood through third grade, the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced six states—Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada and Pennsylvania—to participate in a joint effort to improve early learning outcomes.
After several years of slow recovery, states are beginning to see some fiscal relief.
Effective school leadership and access to high-quality early education are two of the most important determinants of educational outcomes, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
To improve the well-being of children in foster care in the United States, the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of seven states—Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin—to participate in the Three Branch Institute on Child Social and Emotional Well-Being.
To improve birth outcomes in the United States, the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of four states—Hawaii, Indiana, New Mexico and West Virginia—to participate in the second round of a Learning Network on Improving Birth Outcomes.
As part of Delaware Gov. Jack Markell’s National Governors Association (NGA) Chair’s Initiative, A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities, the governor, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard are hosting an institute for state policymakers today and tomorrow.
As lawmakers at both state and federal levels of government look for ways to improve the quality of health care and reduce the costs of public programs, governors are developing innovative Medicaid programs and must retain flexibility to implement these measures.
States are actively pursuing reforms to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services provided to pregnant women and children, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
Education, job creation and economic development were among the top issues discussed by governors during their annual State of the State addresses, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA). Governors also highlighted health; public safety, with an emphasis on violence prevention; and state finances.
As part of Delaware Gov. Jack Markell’s National Governors Association (NGA) Chair’s Initiative, A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities, the governor and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett are co-hosting an institute for state policymakers today and tomorrow.
The National Governors Association (NGA) today released Using Executive Orders to Advance Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, an issue brief highlighting governors issued executive orders related to energy efficiency or renewable energy.
The National Governors Association applauds the United States Senate for passing Marketplace Fairness, common-sense legislation that upholds the principles of federalism and levels the playing field between Main Street and e-street.
As Congress seeks to address the nation’s water infrastructure needs, the National Governors Association (NGA) today released Recommendations for Reauthorizing the Water Resources Development Act.
Governors continue to advance innovative policy approaches to further the use of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other clean energy resources, according to the 2012 update to the State Clean Energy Actions report, released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
"The Marketplace Fairness Act is common-sense legislation that is simply about the collection of sales and use taxes already owed. The Americans for Tax Reform may not like this legislation, but they are not entitled to their own facts."
The ability of the American worker to adapt to technological innovation and worldwide competition is the key to economic security in the future, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
A delegation of four state and territorial governors are headed to China next week to participate in the third U.S.-China Governors Forum (Forum).
The “Big 7” state and local government associations and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) today released Pension Funding: A Guide for Elected Officials to provide key facts about public pension plans and a brief overview of which issues state and local officials should address.
The National Governors Association congratulates the United States Senate for 75 votes on the Marketplace Fairness budget amendment.
In preparation for comprehensive federal tax reform in the 113th Congress, the nation’s governors today released Guiding Principles on Federal Tax Reform.
Following the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, the Council of Governors (CoG) finalized a consultative process with the Department of Defense (DoD) to maintain an ongoing dialogue that will ensure governors’ priorities are better incorporated into the budget process in future years.
The National Governors Association (NGA) honored ARAMARK Correctional Services with its annual Public-Private Partnership Award today during the opening session of the 2013 NGA Winter Meeting.
Washington, D.C., February 22-25
The National Governors Association is encouraged by the bicameral, bipartisan introduction of Marketplace Fairness legislation.