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


June 20, 2018

NGA releases report advising states on decreasing the skills gap in the labor force

The National Governors Association (NGA) released a comprehensive report, Aligning State Systems for a Talent-Driven Economy: A Road Map for States, on June 20th. The road map highlights the current disparities in the U.S. between the high number of jobs requiring advanced technical education and the dwindling population of workers with the skills to fill them. The report also identifies the process for governors to solve this challenge by aligning education and training with the needs of states’ economies.

June 13, 2018

NGA Announces Three New Health Initiatives With States

WASHINGTON —The National Governors Association (NGA) announced three new health policy initiatives today to assist states.


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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