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The Office of Government Relations' mission is to ensure governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.


May 17, 2018

NGA Innovation Podcast: Ahead of the Curve - Overview with Governor Sandoval

Check out the new NGA innovation podcast series, Ahead of the Curve, featuring NGA Chair, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and experts from around the country who offer their insights into energy and transportation technology transformation. This series is part of the 2017-2018 NGA Chair’s Initiative, Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors.

April 11, 2018

States Work to Strengthen Early Childhood Education Workforce

The National Governors Association (NGA), in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), today announced that six states will receive grants and support to help develop a policy agenda to strengthen the quality of their early care and education (ECE) workforce. CCSSO will identify four additional states.

April 11, 2018

States Work to Improve Resilience Against Human and Natural Disasters

The National Governors Association announced that it will work with states to test its forthcoming State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool (SRAP Tool) and identify best practices in adapting to, withstanding and recovering from disasters. 


February 28, 2018

NGA Considerations of Public and School Safety

On Feb. 26, 2018, as part of the NGA Winter Meeting, governors met with the President and discussed many possible approaches to improving school safety. Each governor is developing strategies to best address the safety of children in their state's schools. This memo captures some of the discussions held at the meeting, as well as ongoing state efforts to promote school safety.

February 06, 2018

State Strategies to Reduce Highway and Traffic Fatalities and Injuries: A Road Map for States

A new road map from the National Governors Association highlights steps that governors can take to improve coordination and strengthen existing efforts across state agencies and identifies recent state efforts to adopt strategies to reduce traffic fatalities.

February 05, 2018

Parents and Children Thriving Together: The Role of State Agencies in Crafting a Statewide Two-Generation Strategy

A new paper from the National Governors Association and the Center for Law and Social Policy provides an overview of ways in which states can use two-generation strategies to reform state systems for the benefit of low-income families.

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