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August 10, 2017

The Promise of the State-Federal Partnership on Workforce and Job Training

Report from the National Governors Association and the National Associations of State Workforce Liaisons and State Workforce Board Chairs on the importance of strong partnership between states and the federal government on workforce development.


May 02, 2017

States: Finding Solutions, Improving Lives

A catalog of governors’ work developing innovative solutions to some of today’s most pressing policy challenges.


January 20, 2017

We The States: Governors’ Recommendations for President Trump

The National Governors Association has identified 10 priority issues on which states can engage with President Trump's Administration to produce a positive outcome for Americans.


March 08, 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.


June 20, 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.


February 18, 2016

Governors’ Priorities for Addressing the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

Recommendations for federal action to support states in their comprehensive efforts to end the opioid epidemic.


February 19, 2016

News from the 2016 Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C | February 19-22


March 15, 2016

2016 Governors’ State of the State Addresses Information

Confirmed dates for Governors' State of the State addresses.


July 25, 2015

News from the 2015 NGA Summer Meeting

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia | July 23-25


February 21, 2015

News from the 2015 NGA Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C. | February 20-23


June 12, 2013

Support our Nation's Veterans

The National Governors Association submits testimony to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States Senate hearing on “Pending Benefits Legislation”.


June 28, 2013

Preserve a Strong National Guard

The National Governors Association testified during a public hearing before the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (the Commission). The Commission was created by the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act as part of an effort to prevent the Air Force from disproportionately cutting the Air National Guard in order to sustain higher levels of active duty forces.


May 15, 2013

Stand Up for our Nation's Veterans

The National Governors Association submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee for a hearing on pending veterans' benefits legislation.  The testimony provides Congress with an overview of governors leadership to address the workforce and training needs of our veterans and their families. It offers nine key recommendations for federal action and outlines guiding principles for federal policymakers.


May 02, 2013

Follow Governors’ Recommendations for Reauthorizing WRDA

Governors release recommendations for Reauthorizing the Water Resources Development Act.


April 11, 2013

Support the National Guard in Cybersecurity

Leadership from the National Governors Association Health and Homeland Security Committee and the Council of Governors sent a letter to Congress supporting the Cyber Warrior Act of 2013 (S.658). This legislation represents an important step forward in strengthening the nation’s cyber security capabilities and leveraging the National Guard to fulfill the critical need for highly skilled personnel.


March 18, 2013

Support State Leadership in FirstNet

The National Governors Association (NGA) sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology discussing NGA’s support for the nationwide public safety broadband network and the need for greater state leadership in network implementation.


March 13, 2013

Adhere to Governors Principles on Tax Reform

The nation’s governors released Guiding Principles on Federal Tax Reform in preparation for comprehensive federal tax reform.


February 23, 2013

News from the 2013 NGA Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C., February 22-25


February 11, 2013

Protect Air National Guard Budget

The National Governors Association released this statement regarding the National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report.


December 19, 2012

Urge Congress to preserve Air National Guard Budget

The National Governors Association released this statement regarding the National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report.


July 17, 2012

Two New Economic Reports Released

As part of Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s Growing State Economies initiative, the National Governors Association released two reports. The first report, entitled A Policy Framework, highlights six issues and activities that can be refined to improve the conditions for job creation. The second is a Twelve Actions report that aims to provide governors and other state policymakers with better policy direction and strategies for business growth. Growing State Economies focused on providing governors and other state policymakers with better policy options to assess the economic environment in their state and strategies to foster business growth.


July 09, 2012

Praise Senate Action to Preserve Air National Guard

Governors are encouraged by the Senate Armed Services Committee’s work to protect the Air National Guard from disproportionate and damaging reductions.


August 20, 2012

Support D block Implementation

The nation’s governors <a href'http:="" www.nga.org="" cms="" home="" news-room="" news-releases="" page_2012="" col2-content="" governors-firstnet-board-appoint.html"="">appreciate the FirstNet board appointments made today by the Department of Commerce and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration; however, governors are disappointed by the failure to provide states with adequate and appropriate representation by current state officials.


September 13, 2013

Reauthorize and Fix the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The National Governors Association, along with eight additional state and local government groups, urged the Senate to bring a bill to the floor that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The groups also pressed Congress to come together to complete the long overdue reauthorization of ESEA.


June 11, 2012

Extend Wind Energy Tax Credit

NGA urges Congress to pass a long-term extension of tax provisions that encourage the investment in renewable energy sources and diversify our nation’s energy portfolio.


July 02, 2012

Applaud Action to Reauthorize Surface Transportation

Governors congratulate Congress for reaching a deal on the surface transportation bill.


July 02, 2012

Oppose the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

NGA opposes the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act because it would violate the basic tenets of federalism, erode state tax bases, reduce state revenues, generate excessive litigation and give special treatment to goods and services delivered through digital technology.


May 03, 2012

State and Local Governance Coalition Sends Letter to the Hill on ESEA

As part of the State and Local Governance Coalition, NGA urges Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


February 24, 2012

News from the 2012 NGA Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C., February 24-27


March 22, 2012

Internships Key in Massachusetts Workforce Development Strategy

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently highlighted the state's efforts to create a stronger relationship between businesses and academic institutions at an event attended by over 100 business and academic leaders.


January 05, 2012

States’ Use of Workforce Investment Act Set-Aside Funding for Statewide Activities

The nation’s governors strongly urged Congress and the Administration to maintain the full 15 percent set-aside for statewide activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) in a brief issued today by the National Governors Association.


June 13, 2013

State Fiscal Information


August 09, 2017

Legal Affairs Committee

The Legal Affairs Committee (LAC) advises the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee on whether NGA should participate as amicus curiae in cases of broad interest to Governors and states before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, and state supreme courts.

Governor Dan Malloy, Connecticut, Chair
Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota
Governor Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota


February 28, 2011

Special Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety

The Special Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety has jurisdiction over issues regarding homeland security, the National Guard and homeland defense, criminal justice and public safety, and veterans affairs.