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September 22, 2016

NGA Participates in Governors Forum on Presidential Transition

NGA’s Anna Davis and Sue Gander discuss healthcare and infrastructure at the Governors Forum on Presidential Transition


September 21, 2016

Governors Encourage Congress to Pass SelectUSA Authorization

The National Governors Association released a statement encouraging Congress to authorize the SelectUSA program, which helps fuel economic development and job creation.


September 21, 2016

Attorney General to Governors: Use PDMPs to Tackle Opioid Abuse

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a letter to all governors asking them to implement one of the most effective tools states have to respond to the opioid epidemic: prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPS).


September 13, 2016

NGA Names New Interim Education Director

The National Governors Association has announced Aaliyah Samuel as interim director of the NGA Center for Best Practices Education Division.


September 13, 2016

Tune In Now: NGA Center Expert Featured in Homeland Security Podcast

In a newly released podcast, NGA’s Alisha Powell discusses the increasingly important role of state homeland security advisors.


September 12, 2016

NGA CEO Pens Op-Ed on Congress and Zika Funding

NGA CEO Scott Pattison wrote an op-ed on governors’ desire for Congress to reach a swift deal on Zika funding, which was published September 12, 2016, in The Hill.


September 09, 2016

States Take On Heroin, Illicit Fentanyl to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Seven states have been selected to develop action plans for reducing overdoses and deaths related to heroin and illicit fentanyl.


September 09, 2016

‘Governor’s Corner’ Column Spotlights State Energy Advancements

Each quarter, the NGA Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division pens “Governor’s Corner,” a column in Public Utilities Fortnightly.


September 07, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe Holds Second Cyber Roundtable

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hosted an education and workforce cyber event last week as part of a series of roundtables highlighting his chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge.


September 06, 2016

NGA Announces New Strategy, Communications Head

The National Governors Association (NGA) has announced Tiffany Shackelford as chief strategic officer and director of communications and strategic planning. With more than 20 years of leadership in media, communications and marketing, Shackelford will be first person to hold the newly created position.