Please click through the slide show to view images from the 2016 summer meeting.

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July 15—Opening Press Event. Moderator David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, listens as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad talks about issues facing the states.

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July 15—Opening Press Event. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad addresses the press while NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert and NGA Vice Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe look on.

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July 15—Opening Press Event. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks to the press about how states are finding solutions while his colleagues listens.

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July 15—Opening Press Event. Moderator David Yepsen takes a picture with NGA Chair Utah Gary Herbert, NGA Vice Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Host Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

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July 15—Opening Plenary. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan greets Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin before the opening session commenced.

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July 15—Opening Plenary. The nation’s governors listen intently as Public Radio Host John Hockenberry moderates the opening plenary panel discussion.

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July 15—Opening Plenary. Summer Meeting Host Iowa Governor Terry Branstad talks about the Home Base Iowa veterans initiative.

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July 15—Opening Plenary. NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert unveils the final product of his NGA chair’s initiative, States Finding Solutions, Saving Lives.

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July 15—Opioid Press Event. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker addresses the press at a press conference on the opioid epidemic while Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo listen to his remarks.

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July 15—Opioid Press Event. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy addresses the press on what his state is doing to combat the opioid epidemic.

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July 15—Opioid Press Event. Governors address the press on the nation’s opioid epidemic at the NGA 2016 Summer Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

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July 15—Opioid Press Event. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo addresses the media at Friday’s press event on the opioid epidemic.

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July 15—Governors Unite Against the Opioid Crisis. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker helps begin the discussion on the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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July 15—Governors Unite Against the Opioid Crisis. Panelist Michael McGinnis of the National Academy of Medicine and Frederick Isasi, NGA’s director of health, listen in on the nation’s opioid crisis discussion.

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July 15—Governors Unite Against the Opioid Crisis. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell addresses the room during the 2016 Summer Meeting’s opioid session.

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July 15—Governors Unite Against the Opioid Crisis. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker listen in on the opioid discussion that took place at the 2016 Summer Meeting in Des Moines, IA.

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July 15—Governors Unite Against the Opioid Crisis. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan adds to the discussion on the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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July 15—Generating Jobs and Economic Growth. Dennis Kerrigan, Executive Vice President of Zurich North America and Toshiyuki Yokota, President of Jetro New York listen in on a discussion about international trade.

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July 15—Generating Jobs and Economic Growth. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin listens in on the discussion taking place at the international session of this year's #NGA2016 Summer Meeting that took place in Des Moines, Iowa.

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July 15—Generating Jobs and Economic Growth. Guests listen in on the international trade discussion.

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July 15—Generating Jobs and Economic Growth. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards joins in on the discussion involving international trade and economic growth.

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July 15—Generating Jobs and Economic Growth. Session moderator, John Hockenberry, of Public Radio addresses session attendees during the special session on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the #NGA2016 Summer Meeting.

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July 15—Computer Science Education: Transforming How Students Think About the World. #NGA2016 Summer Meeting Host Iowa Governor Terry Branstad tries his hand at computer coding.

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July 15—Computer Science Education: Transforming How Students Think About the World. NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert learns about coding from a student.

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July 15—Computer Science Education: Transforming How Students Think About the World. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy engages in conversation on cybersecurity policy.

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July 15—Computer Science Education: Transforming How Students Think About the World. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson attended the Hour of Coding session.

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July 15—Computer Science Education: Transforming How Students Think About the World. NGA Vice Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe engages in a conversation on coding.

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July 16—Growing Food, Growing Economies. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad speaks with session moderator, chef and restaurant owner Edward Lee.

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July 16—Growing Food, Growing Economies. Chef Edward Lee addresses governors on farming and sustaining local economies during Saturday's plenary session at the NGA 2016 Summer Meeting.

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July 16—Growing Food, Growing Economies. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin listens in on the Growing Food, Growing Economies session.

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July 16—Growing Food, Growing Economies. Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds enjoys the morning session on agriculture and the economy.

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July 16—Growing Food, Growing Economies. Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack participate in the discussion on agriculture and the economy.

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July 16—The Road to the White House. The panelists offer their insight on the state of the 2016 presidential election and the history of elections.

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July 16—The Road to the White House. NGA’s head of corporate relations, Kevin Silard, addresses the crowd at this session.

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July 16—The Road to the White House. Mark Barabak of The Los Angeles Times discusses the state of elections in America during the session.

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July 16—The Road to the White House. Jennifer Duffy, senior editor of The Cook Political Report, joins other panelists in on the 2016 presidential election discussion.

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July 16—The State-Federal Relationship. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and NGA Vice Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe share laughs before the session while NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert looks on.

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July 16—The State-Federal Relationship. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper listens as U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi addresses the nation’s governors.

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July 16—The State-Federal Relationship. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory listen to the session.

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July 16—The State-Federal Relationship. U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi addresses the nation’s governors.

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July 16—The State-Federal Relationship. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy asks a question as the session comes to an end.

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July 16—The State-Federal Relationship. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla speaks in the session.

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July 16—Closing Plenary. NGA Vice Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joins in on a panel discussion with Susan N. Story, President and CEO of American Water, and Joseph Swedish, President and CEO of Anthem, Inc.

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July 16—Closing Plenary. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard listens in on the closing discussion during the NGA 2016 Summer Meeting.

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July 16—Closing Plenary. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan listen intently as the session panelists speak about the cyber challenge that states are facing.

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July 16—Closing Plenary. NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison claps as the closing session draws to a close.

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July 16—Closing Plenary. Incoming NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe congratulates outgoing NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert for his tenure with NGA..

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July 16—Closing Plenary. Incoming NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe discusses his NGA chair initiative on states combating cybersecurity.

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