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News Releases
July 25, 2015

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert officially became the new chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) today at the closing session of the NGA Summer Meeting. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was named vice chair.
Summer Meeting News | Photos | Video

July 25, 2015

The National Governors Association today announced its new leadership for 2015-2016.
Summer Meeting News | Photos | Video

July 24, 2015

Governors joined together in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, today to kick off the National Governors Association 2015 Summer Meeting.
Summer Meeting News | Photos | Video

July 16, 2015

The nation’s governors have long called for bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and applaud Senate passage of the Every Child Achieves Act.

July 16, 2015

States can promote cybersecurity and enhance their capabilities by heightening the importance of cybersecurity as a mission of fusion centers, according to a paper released today by the National Governors Association.

July 09, 2015

As shale energy development becomes a leading source of the nation’s energy supply, protecting drinking water resources is an increasing concern.

July 07, 2015

The nation’s governors have long called for the bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to restore balance to the state-federal relationship.
Letter: ESEA Reauthorization

July 06, 2015

Governors from across the country will gather in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, July 23-25, for the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting to discuss innovative work in states in several areas, including effective and efficient government, jobs, tourism, health care and education.

July 01, 2015

Improving the energy efficiency of multifamily buildings can help states reduce consumers’ energy costs, strengthen electricity system reliability and lower emissions, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association.

June 25, 2015

Effective principals are critical in building a culture of high-quality teaching and learning, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

June 19, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today named Jeffrey McLeod as director of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Division of the NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).

June 18, 2015

The nation’s governors appreciate the Senate’s work to maintain Army National Guard (ARNG) aircraft, personnel and force structure in the NDAA for FY 2016 and urge House and Senate conferees to include these important provisions in the final conference report.

June 16, 2015

The National Governors Association today announced that Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming will participate in a policy academy designed to assist governors and their senior staff in establishing or enhancing programs that improve outcomes and reduce cost of health care for people with complex care needs. 

June 15, 2015

The National Governors Association supports the legislation introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz to level the playing field for Main Street and e-street retailers instead of picking winners or losers in a 21st century economy.

June 15, 2015

Strengthening juvenile justice systems and improving outcomes for justice-involved youth is a top priority of the nation’s governors, as detailed in a paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

June 10, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced new executive leadership for the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC).

June 08, 2015

We are very disappointed that the House of Representatives has chosen to take up the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act before discussing the tax issue of greatest importance to states.

May 12, 2015

The nation’s governors call on Congress to maintain Army National Guard (ARNG) aircraft, personnel and force structure. 

April 23, 2015

National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper brought together state teams to discuss his chair’s initiative, Delivering Results.

April 21, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced it will work with five states—Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana and Rhode Island—to expand access to and improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) for children from early childhood through third grade.

April 20, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced it is partnering with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to host the national Medicaid Leadership Institute this fall. 

April 16, 2015

The nation’s governors commend the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for working in a bipartisan way to restore balance to the state-federal relationship.

April 15, 2015

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting nearly 1 in 11 children, costing the United States nearly $56 billion each year in 2007. 

April 09, 2015

In their annual State of the State addresses, governors emphasized the importance of workforce and transportation investment, along with support for education funding and continued economic growth, according to a paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA). 

April 07, 2015

The National Governors Association applauds Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray for their introduction of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).