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News Releases
April 03, 2014

The National Governors Association today released an issue brief examining states’ challenges and progress in creating and launching assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

March 31, 2014

Governors play an important role in modernizing the electric power grid to ensure it continues to function reliably, safely and efficiently, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association.

March 28, 2014

National Governors Association Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin brought together state teams to discuss her yearlong effort, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.

March 13, 2014

Governors emphasized the importance of job creation, the budget, workforce development and education during their annual State of the State addresses, according to a report released by the National Governors Association.

March 12, 2014

In advance of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Exploring Alternative Solutions to the Internet Sales Tax Issue, the National Governors Association (NGA) today reiterated its call for the passage of Marketplace Fairness legislation.

February 28, 2014

During the NGA Winter Meeting, the nation’s governors met and talked with President Obama and Defense Secretary Hagel about preserving Army and Air National Guard personnel and equipment in order to meet state and federal needs while reducing costs.

February 24, 2014

The nation’s governors, in Washington, D.C., for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting, today delivered health care recommendations to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

February 24, 2014

Governors attended a meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden during the 2014 National Governors Associations Winter Meeting.

February 23, 2014

As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to help states reduce prescription drug abuse, findings from the Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Policy Academy were the focus of the Health and Human Services Committee session at NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting.
Winter Meeting News | Photos | Video

February 22, 2014

Governors from across the nation convened in Washington, D.C., today for the 2014 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting. The meeting provides governors an opportunity to discuss issues affecting states, share innovative solutions and look for ways to strengthen the state-federal partnership.
Winter Meeting News | Photos | Video

February 22, 2014

The National Governors Association (NGA) honored Esri with its annual Public-Private Partnership Award today during the opening session of the 2014 NGA Winter Meeting.
Winter Meeting News | Photos | Video

February 20, 2014

As states work to adopt systems that effectively share correctional information, the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of three states—Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee—to receive a grant to participate in the Cross Boundary Corrections Information Exchange Policy Academy.

February 12, 2014

The nation’s governors will gather in Washington, D.C., later this month during their annual Winter Meeting to discuss issues affecting states, share innovative solutions and look for ways to strengthen the state-federal partnership.

January 15, 2014

National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Vice Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered the association’s second annual State of the States address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
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January 14, 2014

National Governors Association Executive Committee members attended a meeting with President Obama to discuss flexible federalism.

January 13, 2014

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin testified before the United States House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee during a hearing on Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation Reauthorization.

January 06, 2014

Basic oral health is an important determinant of overall health, yet access remains a challenge for many Americans.

November 14, 2013

The National Governors Association (NGA) and The Council of State Governments (CSG) today released a study that found repealing federal tax provisions that most affect state and local budgets “would bring a net loss of approximately 417,000 jobs and $71 billion in real GDP” over the next 10 years.

November 12, 2013

The National Governors Association today named Elliot Schwartz as the deputy director of its NGA Center for Best Practices.

November 04, 2013

National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin brought together state teams to discuss her yearlong effort, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.

October 30, 2013

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of four states—Arizona, Minnesota, Mississippi and Puerto Rico—to participate in a Policy Academy on Targeting Clean Energy for Economic Development. 

October 24, 2013

NGA has long called for legislation that ensures long-term certainty and stability, implements direct communications with governors and modernizes water resource management.

October 23, 2013

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the new leadership of NGA’s five standing committees for the 2013-2014 year.

October 22, 2013

National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, along with co-host Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, brought together state teams to discuss her year-long effort America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.

October 21, 2013

Governors continued to advance renewable energy, energy efficiency and other forms of clean energy during their 2013 state legislative sessions, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).