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January 13, 2017

We The States: Governors’ Recommendations for President-Elect

The National Governors Association looks forward to working with the new Administration to drive the policy changes that matter most to states. NGA has identified 10 priority issues on which we can engage to produce a positive outcome for Americans.  We the States


January 13, 2017

Zika in the States: What You Need to Know

NGA brings you up-to-date information on how states are preparing for the spread of the Zika virus, including important information for pregnant women.


January 11, 2017

2017 Governors' State of the State Addresses Information

Confirmed dates and hyperlinks for governors' State of the State addresses. NGA will continue to update this page as more information is made public.


January 06, 2017

Promoting Place-Based Strategies to Address Poverty: Exploring the Governor’s Role

A new paper from the National Governors Association addresses the potential for place-based strategies—strategies which include any effort to enhance the livability and quality of life in a given community—to address the needs of impoverished communities and identifies actions governors can take to foster these strategies.


December 14, 2016

Building a High-Performing State Workforce Board

A new report from the National Governors Association outlines key strategies governors can focus on to align state education and workforce programs to the needs of business, and connect individuals to jobs.


December 13, 2016

Promising Practices in Boosting School Leadership Capacity: Principal Academies

A new paper from the National Governors Association explores principal academies—a tool that governors can add to their policy toolkit to augment preparation and training for aspiring and sitting public school principals.


December 08, 2016

Getting the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time: A Road Map for States to Improve Health Information Flow Between Providers

The road map was developed to activate governors and their senior state leaders to drive forward policies that support the seamless flow of clinical patient health care information between providers while protecting patient privacy, as a step toward nationwide interoperability.


November 16, 2016

Preparing States for Extreme Electrical Power Grid Outages

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights actions governors can take to better prepare their state for a potential prolonged and widespread electrical power outage.


November 10, 2016

Accelerating Opportunity for Veterans: A Governor’s Blueprint for Pathways to Veterans’ Civilian Licensing and Certification

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights serves as a blueprint for governors to inform their efforts to accelerate veterans’ licensing and certification.


November 04, 2016

Opportunities for Governors to Align Electricity Markets with State Energy Goals

A new paper from the National Governors Association reviews the changes underway in the electricity industry and their implications for state policy and utility business models.