2017 : News
Five states will participate in an NGA retreat that will help them explore innovative policies and programs to advance their energy goals.
To assist states in navigating the changing health care landscape, the National Governors Association has launched the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network, which will include 14 states, with an even split of Democratic and Republican governors.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices will host a visit to Germany and Switzerland for a small group of U.S. governors to study apprenticeships.
At the second regional summit for his NGA chair’s initiative, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivered a keynote address on states’ role in strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity to protect critical infrastructure and personal data.
The National Governors Association released a statement following the U.S. Department of Education’s release of a revised state plan template under ESSA.
Two additional states—Delaware and Vermont—have been selected to participate in the National Criminal Justice Reform Project. These states will join Illinois, Arizona and Oregon.
South Dakota’s state circuit court found a law that would have allowed the state to collect sales tax from online retailers unconstitutional.
At the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, governors adopted policy positions for the five NGA committees: Economic Development and Commerce (EDC), Education and Workforce (EdW), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security and Public Safety (HSPS) and Natural Resources (NR).
The nation’s governors gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2017 National Governors Association Winter Meeting, February 24-27, 2017.
At a special joint session of the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting including governors and their spouses, Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and NGA Vice Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval co-moderated a session on ending childhood hunger
Governors kicked off their 2017 NGA Winter Meeting with a session on early childhood education and its importance in building a strong foundation for economic success in the next generation of American leaders.
At the 2017 NGA Winter Meeting, there will be a record number of attendees, including at least 46 governors.
As states and Congress look to strengthen America’s infrastructure under the new Administration, municipal bonds remain a critical tool to financing the construction or improvement of schools, streets, highways, hospitals, bridges, water and sewer systems, ports, airports and other public works.
On Feb. 26, 2017, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will receive an award for his service as the nation’s longest-serving governor ever at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting.
The National Governors Association (NGA) released a statement on Congressional Review Act disapproval resolutions blocking final regulations on Every Student Succeeds Act accountability and teacher preparation programs, reiterating NGA’s longstanding position.
The National Governors Association worked with Luntz Global Partners to survey 1,000 voters nationwide. The goal was to gauge people’s views on states and governance.
NGA Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Vice Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval delivered the association’s annual State of the States address days after Trump’s inauguration.
The letter was a response to a previous letter from Rep. McCarthy.