Infrastructure

Infrastructure is the foundation states are built upon. It impacts everything from economic development and global competitiveness to our quality of life, safety, environment, and resiliency. Governors have taken action to enhance infrastructure, including creating new and increasing existing funding streams, advancing public-private partnerships, addressing regulatory delays, improving transparency, and promoting innovation.

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State Insights on the Water-Energy Nexus and Policy Ideas to Achieve Greater Savings

State Insights on the Water-Energy Nexus and Policy Ideas to Achieve Greater Savings

This paper provides an overview of challenges that states are facing in developing integrated water and energy conservation policies; provides background on Arizona and Wisconsin’s innovative water-energy policies and programs; ...
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Governors Rev Up Momentum on Infrastructure

Governors Rev Up Momentum on Infrastructure

The co-chairs of the National Governors Association’s Economic Recovery and Revitalization Task Force discussed the vital federal-state partnership on infrastructure during a meeting with fellow Governors as they demonstrate bipartisan ...
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Governors Hogan and Whitmer Testify on Importance of Infrastructure Investment

Governors Hogan and Whitmer Testify on Importance of Infrastructure Investment

Governors struck a resoundingly bipartisan tone before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, speaking to the urgency of investing now and for the future as our infrastructure must rapidly ...
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NGA 2021 Winter Meeting

NGA 2021 Winter Meeting

On February 25, 2021 NGA held a Virtual Winter Meeting.  Governors met to discuss issues around public health and economic recovery and engaged with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on infrastructure ...
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Governors Propose Infrastructure Investments to Support Long Term Economic Recovery

Governors Propose Infrastructure Investments to Support Long Term Economic Recovery

As the nation’s economy looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, states are positioned to maximize the benefits from infrastructure investments. by Thomas Curtin, Program Director, Infrastructure As the nation ...
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BUILD TO LAST

Governors are calling on Capitol Hill to:

  • Create certainty and stability in long-term federal resources to ensure workforce and economic vitality through dedicated funding and financing.
  • Fix and expand existing infrastructure and invest in resiliency and security to modernize it for future generations.
  • Streamline project delivery, increase transparency, while achieving environmental protection.
  • Embrace new practices and technologies that provide innovative solutions to traditional infrastructure needs.

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Infrastructure: Foundation For Success was the 2019-2020 Chair’s Initiative of Gov. Larry Hogan.

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Infrastructure Library

Financing For The Future: Leveraging Private Sector Investments

Videos from the virtual NGA's Chair Initiative Infrastructure Summit, "Financing America's Infrastructure Future." Featuring discussions with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Louisiana Governor ...
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Solutions for Rural Economies in Response to COVID-19

Solutions for Rural Economies in Response to COVID-19

Summary Times of crisis often exacerbate the economic challenges faced by rural communities. Following the Great Recession, for example, unemployment in rural areas rose by 6 percent, and rates of ...
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Delivering Workforce System Employment and Training Services Remotely

Delivering Workforce System Employment and Training Services Remotely

Summary Across the United States, American Job Centers (AJCs) provide a range of assistance to jobseekers, students, and businesses. Due to COVID-19, they have had to readjust their delivery methods ...
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Governor Guidance on the Water Sector During COVID-19

This memo highlights several important issues for governors to consider to help states maintain uninterrupted water and wastewater service to protect human health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. NGA ...
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Supporting K12 and Postsecondary Virtual Learning Environments

This memo analyzes the need to expand access to and support around virtual learning methods as educational institutions move to online instruction. As schools, colleges, and universities across the country ...
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Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

April 28, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chuck SchumerMinority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-224Washington, D.C. 20510 The ...
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Joint Letter on the 2020 Water Resources Development Act

Joint Letter on the 2020 Water Resources Development Act

April 24, 2020 The Honorable John BarrassoChairmanCommittee on the Environment and Public WorksUnited States Senate307 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Tom CarperRanking MemberCommittee on Environment and Public ...
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Short and Long Term Strategies to Address Water Utility Revenue Losses From COVID-19

Short and Long Term Strategies to Address Water Utility Revenue Losses From COVID-19

Drinking water utilities are expected to lose $13.9 billion in the next year due COVID-19 according to the American Water Works Association report Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on ...
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Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Operations and Revenue

Governors and their states are on the frontlines of response to the evolving coronavirus pandemic. State transportation agencies are playing an integral role in containing the spread of the virus ...
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State and Local Coalition Calls for Federal Broadband Investment

State and Local Coalition Calls for Federal Broadband Investment

A coalition of organizations representing state and local governments released the following statement in response to hearings on the FY 2021 Budget Request for Federal Communication Commission before the Senate ...
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Planning for State Transportation Revenue  in a Coming Era of  Electric Vehicles

Planning for State Transportation Revenue in a Coming Era of Electric Vehicles

(View/Download) Executive Summary States face a grave transportation funding situation: Revenues are not keeping pace with needs as vital infrastructure assets reach the end of their designed life cycle and ...
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How Extreme Weather Trends Impact Transportation Networks

How Extreme Weather Trends Impact Transportation Networks

In both incremental and dramatic ways, extreme weather is threatening our nation’s transportation networks. Devastating disasters, including hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, can cause billions of dollars in damage to roads, ...
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