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March 31, 2014

Governors’ Guide to Modernizing the Electric Power Grid

Governors play an important role in modernizing the electric power grid to ensure it continues to function reliably, safely and efficiently, according to a new paper released by the National Governors Association.


March 13, 2014

The Governors Speak, 2014

Governors emphasized the importance of job creation, the budget, workforce development and education during their annual State of the State addresses, according to a report released by the National Governors Association.


February 23, 2014

Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned from an NGA Policy Academy

As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to help states reduce prescription drug abuse, findings from the Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Policy Academy were the focus of the Health and Human Services Committee session at NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting.


February 22, 2014

America Works: The Benefit of a More Educated Workforce to Individuals and the Economy

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin released the first report of her National Governors Association (NGA) Chair’s Initiative, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs, during NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting.


January 06, 2014

The Role of Dental Hygienists in Providing Access to Oral Health Care

The Role of Dental Hygienists in Providing Access to Oral Health Care summarizes various policies governing the role of dental hygienists and examines alternative models and practices from states.


October 21, 2013

State Clean Energy Actions: November 2012–June 2013 Update

State Clean Energy Actions: November 2012–June 2013 Update covers the 55 states, commonwealths and territories and highlights nearly 350 actions governors took to support greater use of clean energy, often with the goal of spurring economic development, reducing energy costs to consumers or minimizing environmental impacts.


October 01, 2013

A Governor’s Guide to Early Literacy: Getting all Students Reading by Third Grade

A Governor’s Guide to Early Literacy: Getting all Students Reading by Third Grade examines the gap between research and policy and describes the five policy actions that governors can take to ensure all children read at grade level by the end of third grade.


September 26, 2013

Act and Adjust: A Call to Action for Governors for Cybersecurity

As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to address cybersecurity, one of the most significant homeland security challenges facing the nation, NGA released Act and Adjust: A Call to Action for Governors for Cybersecurity. The paper provides strategic recommendations governors can immediately adopt to improve their state’s cybersecurity posture.


September 24, 2013

An Energy Efficiency Primer for Governors

An Energy Efficiency Primer for Governors describes successful actions governors have taken to further cost-effective energy efficiency. Governors have worked with legislators, regulators and others to advance energy efficiency in a variety of ways.


September 19, 2013

Beyond Completion: Enabling Governors to Evaluate the Outcomes of Postsecondary Education

With the U.S. economy increasingly demanding a more educated workforce, states are looking to colleges and universities to more effectively and efficiently meet the demand for better educating citizens. Beyond Completion: Enabling Governors to Evaluate the Outcomes of Postsecondary Education provides a comprehensive approach to address the ongoing shift from simply measuring inputs to a broader emphasis on outcomes and the relationship between resources and results.