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September 10, 2011

Let Us Remember and Reflect on the American Spirit

By Maine Governor Paul LePage
We will never forget those lost on 9/11 or the service men and women that have sacrificed their lives fighting for the defense of our freedom since.


August 30, 2011

The First Day of School

By Guam Governor Eddie Calvo
I’m a parent, just like you. I know how many emotions we have when the first day of school comes around. When the kids are away at school, we leave their safety and health in the hands of their teachers and principals.


August 15, 2011

Governor's Remarks at Joplin R-VIII School District Event

By Governor Jay Nixon
Less than three months ago, I stood on this very same stage, in this very same spot, for a Memorial service. That was one week after the tornado had struck.


August 02, 2011

Telling the Oklahoma Story

By Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
It is often said by Oklahomans that our state is the country’s “best kept secret.” With our great people, our low cost of living, beautiful landscape and abundance of natural resources, Oklahoma is a wonderful place to call home.


July 07, 2011

Fourth of July: Strong Nation, Strong State

By Delaware Governor Jack Markell
Many Delaware communities recognize our nation’s Independence Day with parades, picnics, BBQ’s and fireworks. And I had the chance to greet many of you at celebrations up and down the state.


July 07, 2011

Fourth of July: Strong Nation, Strong State

By Delaware Governor Jack Markell
Many Delaware communities recognize our nation’s Independence Day with parades, picnics, BBQ’s and fireworks. And I had the chance to greet many of you at celebrations up and down the state.


June 29, 2011

Maryland Women: Paving the Way Forward

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

Investing in Small Business

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

Support Your Health and Your Local Farmers

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

Ending Homelessness

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

International Trade

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

Economic Development in Small Towns

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

Honoring Conservation

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

Saving the State's Pension System

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

Land for the People

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

Louisiana Leads in High-Speed Fiber-Optic Computing

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


July 01, 2004

Student Power

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


September 09, 2004

Watching Our Weight, Before it's Too Late

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

Confronting America's Aging Crisis

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

Demanding More of Our High Schools

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

Great Lakes at a Crossroads

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

An Energy Plan for California's Future

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

The War on Methamphetamine

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

The ''Quiet Crisis'' of Kansas Health Care

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

Nevada's Economy Continues Rapid Job Growth

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.