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Opinion Articles
June 29, 2011

By Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
This morning, I had the honor to host a panel discussion at the BioInternational Conference with four women who are leaders in the life sciences sector.

June 15, 2011

By Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
Throughout our state’s history, our success has been built upon investment in small businesses, businesses that later grew into national and global success stories.

May 19, 2011

By West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
Each spring, West Virginians have the opportunity to plant the seeds of change and make a positive impact on their health and the economy.

June 01, 2011

By Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie
This week we took an important step toward our goal of ending homelessness in Hawaii. We launched a 90-Day Plan to increase opportunities for people who are homeless to receive services.

March 18, 2011

By Florida Governor Rick Scott
As I work to bring jobs to Florida, I see tremendous opportunity in increasing international trade. That is why this week I led a delegation of Florida business leaders on a two-day trade mission to Panama.

April 11, 2011

By South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
Last week, I attended the Eureka Community Development Company’s 25th Anniversary. I applaud them for a quarter century of proactive development.

April 28, 2011

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
I was very pleased to join with the Nebraska Cattlemen and the Sand County Foundation in announcing the recipient of the 2011 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award ahead of Earth Day.

March 05, 2011

By Maine Governor Paul LePage
The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee began its long review of our budget proposal this week. And they got off to a fast start, reviewing the reforms we have proposed for Maine’s public employee retirement system.

January 21, 2011

By Guam Governor Eddie Calvo
Our friends in the Navy took us all by surprise last week. After a year of controversy and, frankly, their mishandling of the military buildup, the Navy finally acknowledged our pre-eminent role in this.

October 12, 2004

By Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Louisiana has embarked on an exciting technological journey.

July 01, 2004

By Colorado Governor Bill Owens
Colorado just became the first state in the nation to send students to college with vouchers.

September 09, 2004

By Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
Earlier this year, I was invited to Williamsburg, Va., to address the Time Magazine/ABC News Summit on Obesity.

July 18, 2004

By Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne
Too many older Americans and their families are facing what can be rightly termed a crisis. The problem for them, and indeed for the country, will only get worse if we fail to start acting now.

December 06, 2004

By Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner
The nation's governors have consistently taken the lead on school reform and opening the doors of educational opportunity to more of our children.

September 23, 2004

By Ohio Governor Bob Taft, co-Chair of the Council of Great Lakes Governors
As Ohioans, we find ourselves at an environmental crossroads. On one hand, we are fortunate to live in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes contain 20% of the fresh surface water on the planet, an incredibly valuable resource. But the Great Lakes are threatened by numerous ecological challenges.

October 25, 2004

By California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
When the people sent me to Sacramento, I pledged to change government into an instrument of action, to fix the problems facing California.

November 08, 2004

By Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen
Earlier this year, we took an important first step in the war on methamphetamine abuse by increasing the criminal penalties for those convicted of manufacturing or possessing the drug.

January 30, 2005

By Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius
Earlier this month, in the State of the State message, I concluded that Kansans face a quiet crisis in health care delivery, services, and costs.

June 01, 2005

By Nevada Governor Kenny C. Guinn
The state has seen one of its most remarkable economic periods over the past year, with Nevada's job growth leading the entire nation.

July 07, 2005

By South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford
Most of us have laughed at David Letterman's "Top Ten Lists." Unfortunately, when it comes to health statistics in South Carolina, our own list is no laughing matter, with our state ranking in the 'Top Ten' in obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

November 14, 2005

By Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle
Not only is our reliance on oil an economic issue that affects hard working families everywhere; it has increasingly become a national security issue.

July 11, 2005

By Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack
This week, over 30 of the nation's governors will descend upon Iowa as our state hosts the National Governors Association annual meeting.

July 20, 2005

By Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour
Mississippians looking for jobs in the fastest-growing sectors of the economy may now have a valuable new resource -- their own state.

June 16, 2005

By West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, III
Last week, Gayle and I joined Sen. Jay Rockefeller and a group West Virginia business leaders for a seven-day trade mission to Japan.

March 10, 2005

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
I appreciate this opportunity to share my perspective and call to action in Nebraska following the recent National Governors Association Education Summit.