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Opinion Articles
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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.

September 18, 2013

By Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee
For the past 37 years, the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers have explored themes of common interest at the annual NEG/ECP conference, which alternates between being held in New England and Eastern Canada.

August 30, 2013

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman

Dear Fellow Nebraskans:

Recently, I joined with leaders of the Nebraska P-16 Initiative and other education leaders to promote the importance of college visits as a way to encourage young Nebraskans to attend college.

August 16, 2013

By West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
Each year, hundreds of West Virginians come together at the State Fair in Greenbrier County to celebrate everything that makes our state great.

August 05, 2013

By Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
At the beginning of this month, I had the privilege and honor of becoming the new chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), a bipartisan group representing the nation’s governors.

July 19, 2013

By Governor Mike Beebe
Two years ago, the Student Government of the University of Central Arkansas had a problem.

July 10, 2013

By South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard

With Father’s Day a few weeks ago, I got to thinking about my parents.

June 20, 2013

By Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Recently, the state Senate and Assembly passed legislation providing $25 million for qualified start-up companies here in Wisconsin, and I’m pleased the legislation will head to my desk after winning broad bi-partisan support.

June 07, 2013

By Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe

Arkansas has an impressive new tool to use in our quest to improve education and boost economic development. This week, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock unveiled a new data-imaging system that is the first of its kind in the world.

May 30, 2013

By Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan is the comeback state in the nation, and together we’re reinventing ourselves, taking on big issues, and working to make a brighter future.

May 06, 2013

By Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
With a budget deal reached and a flurry of important legislation ready to be signed into law, it is clear that the 2013 legislative session will be a constructive, even historic, time for lawmakers.

April 26, 2013

By Delaware Governor Jack Markell

The future success of our state is dependent on how well we educate today’s youth – and their academic success is dependent, in part, on quality educators.