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Opinion Articles
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September 26, 2014

By Governor Dave Heinman
Dear Fellow Nebraskans:
This year is shaping up to be another year of economic prosperity with continued great success in job creation and expansion.

September 15, 2014

By Governor Mike Beebe
With every passing year, science and technology grow more and more important to economic success. It is research that fuels technology’s advances and creates opportunities for tomorrow.

August 27, 2014

By Governor Bill Haslam
Tennessee high school seniors now have an opportunity to change the future – both for themselves and their families – but also for our state.

August 14, 2014

By Governor Jay Nixon
On a recent visit to St. Joseph, I had the opportunity to witness first-hand the positive impact that our bipartisan efforts on mental health are making on communities in Missouri, as well as the clear path ahead toward making even greater strides in this area.

July 25, 2014

By Governor Mike Beebe
This past week, I returned from what is likely to be my last international trade mission as Governor of Arkansas.

July 11, 2014

By Governor Dave Heineman
Dear Fellow Nebraskans:
I want to remind businesses and students about the Intern Nebraska program. Intern Nebraska provides financial assistance to businesses creating new internships and connects Nebraska’s college students to hands-on internship opportunities.

June 23, 2014

By Governor Bill Haslam
Part of a governor’s job is to define reality, and when reality is not good, do something to address it.
In Tennessee, we have a serious problem with prescription drug abuse, and it is going to require the combined efforts of a lot of people to solve the problem. We have begun to do that with a plan we call Prescription for Success.

May 30, 2014

By Governor Mike Beebe
While we have been talking about Arkansas’s Private Option health-insurance program for a long time now, it’s actually only been active for five months. Those who work but can’t otherwise afford health insurance have only been signing up for eight months. Still, we are beginning to get some real data about our progress so far, and there is encouragement that this trailblazing experiment can live up to its potential.

May 26, 2014

As a veteran, I know how important it is to observe Memorial Day. Honoring our fallen comrades is an important tradition that sends powerful messages to our veterans and their families, our communities, and to those who continue to serve our nation.

May 06, 2014

By Governor Tomblin and Adjutant General Hoyer
We have asked the National Guard to fight our wars and respond to natural disasters and emergencies.  West Virginia's citizen soldiers have done so with extraordinary honor and courage.  Now, the federal government has proposed a series of significant cuts to the Army National Guard, which will have far-reaching consequences for our hometowns and our ability to respond to local emergencies and disasters.

April 21, 2014

By Governor Gary R. Herbert
Utah’s economy is strong and growing stronger. Today, we have the second-fastest growing population with the second strongest economy in the nation.

April 14, 2014

By Governor Dave Heineman
One of the best ways to grow Nebraska is to provide job opportunities for our young people so they remain in Nebraska. Our task is to prepare our sons and daughters to compete in today’s knowledge-based, technology-driven, global, free-market economy.

March 21, 2014

By Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee
More Rhode Island residents are working.  The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February dropped to 9.0 percent - the lowest rate since October 2008. 

March 06, 2014

By Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

No one was proud when U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Detroit Public Schools "Ground Zero for education in this country" in early 2011.

February 28, 2014

By West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin

Like so many West Virginians, Crystin Povenski and her siblings were raised by parents who instilled in them the importance of hard work and the value of learning. 

February 13, 2014

By Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

After losing more than 133,000 jobs and 27,000 businesses during my predecessor’s last term, Wisconsin has added more than 100,000 jobs and 13,000 new businesses – that's a real shift. 

January 24, 2014

By South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard

The Capitol is a very busy place this time of year. Not only are legislators and lobbyists in town, but also interested citizens from all across the state – people who want to know more about the process or have a say in what’s being done in the Legislature.

January 10, 2014

By Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe

For years now, our state’s leaders in multiple fields of expertise have called for more Arkansans to earn college degrees. In 2011, I urged our State to meet a tangible goal: to double the number of Arkansans graduating with a four-year degree.

January 03, 2014

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman

I am proud of our Nebraska National Guard for their unique and important role they play for our state and our country.

December 06, 2013

By South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard

Until I became Governor, Linda and I lived in the home we built on my family’s farmplace near Dell Rapids.

November 26, 2013

By West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

Unfortunately, the good company and delicious food we enjoy on Thanksgiving Day is not experienced by everyone. Often, we take our blessings for granted.

November 08, 2013

By Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

Supporting Maryland’s more than 440,000 veterans, and reducing unemployment within this invaluable community, is one of our highest priorities as a state.

October 23, 2013

By: Governor Mary Fallin, Executive Director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Rodney Bivens, and Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Eileen Bradshaw
Hunger does not discriminate against race or gender. Hunger envelopes families and entire communities, and in Oklahoma it affects 675,000 people.

October 11, 2013

By Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe

Emergencies and disasters are frightening times that cannot usually be anticipated. That’s why, in Arkansas, we constantly look for new and innovative ways to prepare ourselves for such events.

October 03, 2013

By Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
We recently announced a package of eight worker training bills for the 2013-14 legislative session. Our focus for the legislative session is continuing to work on the important tasks of growing our economy, developing our workforce, transforming education, and reforming government.