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.
The National Governors Association today released the following statement regarding a House vote on the Internet access moratorium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The National Governors Association (NGA) is disappointed that the House Judiciary Committee is moving to make the Internet access tax moratorium permanent.
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.
The National Governors Association today announced the selection of seven states—Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin—to develop and implement statewide plans for their health care workforce.
“The nation’s governors are encouraged by the House Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act and its willingness to protect Army National Guard (ARNG) force structure and aircraft from damaging cuts."
The National Governors Association today announced the selection of six states—Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina and New York—to participate in a learning lab on Lead by Example efforts in state facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governors attended a meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden during the 2014 National Governors Associations Winter Meeting.