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News Releases
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. 
Winter Meeting News | Video | Photos

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.

February 04, 2015

The National Governors Association of the United States, the Council of the Federation of Canada and the National Conference of Governors of Mexico today announced the inaugural Summit of North American Governors and Premiers will be held October 30-31 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The summit will be attended by U.S. and Mexican governors and Canadian premiers.

January 13, 2015

Pharmacists’ roles are evolving beyond dispensing medication to providing direct care to patients as part of an integrated team of health care providers, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

January 06, 2015

National Governors Association Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Vice Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert delivered the association’s third annual State of the States address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Address Videos, Photos & Full Text

December 22, 2014

States are pursuing various ways to help industrial companies improve the efficiency of their energy use, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

December 04, 2014

The National Governors Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the National Defense Authorization Act.

December 03, 2014

States are at the center of the current shale energy boom and are actively pursuing ways to manage its development responsibly.

December 01, 2014

As 130 million Americans make purchases online this Cyber Monday, the nation’s small businesses suffer, jobs are lost and states lose out on revenue owed them because of an unfair loophole in the law.

November 24, 2014

Governors should be prepared from the first day of their administration to manage a major disaster. 

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 | Audio

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.