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Opinion Articles
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.

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.

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.

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.

December 14, 2010

By Delaware Governor Jack Markell
The national economy has made for some very tough times, particularly for our state's great manufacturing community.

November 23, 2010

By Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Earlier today, I joined National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins, Clinical Research Center Director Dr. John Gallin, and members of the Federal Facilities Advisory Board for a visit to the NIH headquarters in Bethesda.

November 10, 2010

By Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson
Tomorrow will mark the 56th anniversary of Veterans Day in the United States. This day honors those that have put their country before themselves.

October 26, 2010

By Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
After seven days of intense economic development work in India, I’m back in Kentucky, tired but optimistic those efforts will pay off.

October 04, 2010

By Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
On Monday I'll be paying a return visit to Greenville, a small town about 25 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

September 18, 2010

By Maine Governor John Baldacci
Earlier this week I addressed two of Maine’s regional chambers of commerce: the Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce and the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.

September 03, 2010

By Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
Finding a job in today's most competitive fields often requires a strong foundation in math and science. In Arkansas, we are working to improve students' preparation for high-tech careers through AAIMS, the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science.

August 13, 2010

By Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry
Earlier this month, Boeing announced plans to move 550 high-paying engineering jobs to Oklahoma City.

July 22, 2010

By Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
Idaho is great at leveraging its abundant natural resources to develop industries. So it’s no surprise that we’re rapidly developing an energy industry around our natural resources of wind, solar and geothermal, and the new technology that’s making them competitive in the marketplace.

June 18, 2010

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
It is fitting that we are highlighting NEMA this week, given the extensive work they and other key state agencies are now engaged in with the storms and flooding that have hit Nebraska, starting the first week of June.

May 05, 2010

By Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Yesterday with my signature, we moved Maryland forward with tough new laws to monitor and supervise sex offenders and increase mandatory minimum sentences for child sex offenders in our State.

April 28, 2010

By California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Decades of research shows that nothing is more crucial to a great education than a great teacher. Yet right now there is a terrible state law that prevents some of our kids from getting the very best and brightest teachers.

April 09, 2010

By Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
As governor, one of my commitments to the people of Michigan is to go anywhere and do anything to bring business investment and jobs to Michigan. And that includes traveling overseas to persuade foreign companies that Michigan is the place they need to be.

March 16, 2010

By Maine Governor John Baldacci
As I look at the headlines and study the economic data for Maine and the nation, I see reports that the economy is showing some signs of improvement. Unfortunately, we’re still losing jobs.

February 24, 2010

By Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
More than ever before, a college degree is indispensable to successful professional development. Regardless of their backgrounds, students throughout Arkansas face their own challenges and worry about their futures.

February 03, 2010

By Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
Black History Month is a wonderful opportunity for Virginians to learn more about the rich and diverse history of our Commonwealth.

January 20, 2010

By Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry
Oklahoma faces some significant health challenges, but the Oklahoma State Department of Health recently released some great news for our state: fewer Oklahoma teens are taking up the deadly habit of smoking.

January 06, 2010

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
As 2009 ends, I want to review some of the important economic development accomplishments of the past year that will help reshape Nebraska communities in the coming year and create new opportunities for future growth.

December 02, 2009

By Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson
Not since the Great Depression have Kansas families, workers and businesses faced the severity of financial troubles that we are seeing today. I am deeply concerned by the challenges and struggles being experienced by each and every Kansan.

December 02, 2009

By Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Small and family-owned businesses are the heart and soul of our State and the key to how we’re going to turn the corner from recession to recovery to prosperity.