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Friday, July 24

Opening News Conference


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July 24—NGA Vice Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert, NGA Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin gather at the opening news conference of the 2015 NGA Summer Meeting.

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July 24—NGA Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper kicks off the Summer Meeting in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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July 24—NGA Vice Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks about governors’ priorities that will be discussed throughout the weekend.

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July 24—Host Governor Earl Ray Tomblin addresses the crowd at the opening news conference of the 2015 NGA Summer Meeting on Friday morning.

Opening Session

Delivering Results

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July 24—Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Oregon Governor Kate Brown chat before the opening session of the 2015 NGA Summer Meeting Friday afternoon.

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July 24—South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard attends the opening session of the 2015 NGA Summer Meeting.

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July 24—New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan at the opening session of the 2015 NGA Summer Meeting.

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July 24—NGA Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper makes opening remarks at Friday's session.

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July 24—NGA Vice Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert assists NGA Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper with announcing the Chair’s Initiative, Delivering Results.

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July 24—Managing Director of Accenture Public Services Strategy Peter Hutchinson addresses the nation's governors Friday afternoon at the opening session of the Summer Meeting.

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July 24—Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin listen to Peter Hutchinson 's remarks at the opening session.

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July 24—Delaware Governor Jack Markell listens to Peter Hutchinson 's remarks at the opening session.

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July 24—Iowa Governor Terry Branstad listens during the question-and-answer session following Peter Hutchinson’s remarks.

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July 24—NGA Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper thanks Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear for his years of service as governor at the 2015 NGA Summer Meeting.

Joint Committee Session: Economic Development and Commerce & Natural Resources

Innovative State Strategies for Tourism and Economic Development


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July 24—West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, chair of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee, discusses state strategies for tourism and economic development.

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July 24—Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, vice chair of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee, listens to the discussion at the Economic Development and Commerce and Natural Resources joint committee session.

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July 24—Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, chair of the Natural Resources Committee, discusses state strategies for tourism and economic development.

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July 24—Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo listen to the discussion at the Economic Development and Commerce and Natural Resources joint committee session.

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July 24—Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy attends the Economic Development and Commerce and Natural Resources joint committee session.

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July 24—David Allen, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and R. Cooper Shattuck, general counsel of The University of Alabama, were two of the guest speakers at the joint committee session, in addition to Robert Nutting, chairman of the board for The Pittsburgh Pirates.

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July 24—Montana Governor Steve Bullock also attended the Economic Development and Commerce and Natural Resources joint committee session.

Saturday, July 25

Joint Committe Session: Health and Human Services & Homeland Security and Public Safety

Taking Action to Address The Nation's Opioid Crisis

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July 25—Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, chair of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, discuss the country’s opioid crisis.

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July 25—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper listens to the discussion at the Health and Human Services and Homeland Security and Public Safety Joint Committee Session.

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July 25—Wyoming Governor Matt Mead attends the Health and Human Services and Homeland Security and Public Safety Joint Committee Session.

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July 25—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, vice chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, discusses the country’s opioid crisis.

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July 25—Mary Bono, co-founder of Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies and co-founder of Congressional Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, was one of the guest speakers at the joint committee session the Health and Human Services and Homeland Security and Public Safety Joint Committee Session.

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July 25—Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple also attended the Health and Human Services and Homeland Security and Public Safety Joint Committee Session.

Education & Workforce Committee Session

Pathway to Work: The Role of Education in Economic Development

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July 25—New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, vice chair of the Education and Workforce Committee, discusses the career pathways that pave the way for accelerating state economies.

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July 25—Delaware Governor Jack Markell listens to the discussion at the Education and Workforce Committee Session.

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July 25—Crystal Bonds, principal, high school for math, science and engineering at City College speaks at the Education and Workforce Committee Session.

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July 25—Thomas E. Perez, secretary of U.S. Department of Labor, discusses career skills need for future state economies.

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July 25—Harold Levy, executive director for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, was one of the guest speakers at the Education and Workforce Committee Session.

Closing Session

Health Care Transformation

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July 25—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper makes his final remarks as NGA Chair at Saturday’s closing session.

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July 25—Outgoing Chair Colorado John Hickenlooper passes gavel to incoming Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert at Saturday’s closing session.

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July 25—Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, addresses governors at Saturday’s closing session, where she talked about health care transformation.

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July 25—Iowa Governor Terry Branstad discusses remarks made by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who spoke at Saturday’s closing session of the 2015 Summer Meeting.

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July 25—NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert unveils his 2015-2016 Chair’s Initiative, States: Finding Solutions, Improving Lives.