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April 26, 2017

Governors to Congress: Restore Rural Funding in Continuing Resolution

The National Governors Association released a statement regarding reduced federal payments to states and counties under the Secure Rural Schools program.


April 24, 2017

Governors: Defense Authorization Modification Essential to Preserve National Guard

The National Governors Association expressed its strong support for legislation that would allow the National Guard to preserve its readiness through the Military Technician program.  


April 13, 2017

Virginia Helps States With Juvenile Justice Reform

At an NGA learning lab on juvenile justice reform, teams from eight states gathered in Virginia to hear about the commonwealth’s ongoing work in that area.


April 11, 2017

States Expand Opioid Addiction Treatment in Drug Courts, Corrections

Eight states will participate in an NGA project to develop and implement strategies to expand access to opioid use disorder treatment for justice-involved populations.


April 06, 2017

Governors Urge Quick Resolution of Federal Financial Aid Tool Outage

In a statement, the National Governors Association asked the IRS and U.S. Department of Education to leverage all available resources to prevent millions of college applicants from being affected by a service interruption between now and Fall 2017.


April 05, 2017

State, Local Groups Send Congress Tax Reform Priorities

A group of seven state and local government organizations, including NGA, sent Congress a letter asking for the state and local tax deduction and municipal bond tax exemption to be upheld as part of any tax-reform package.


March 30, 2017

States Improve Access to High-Quality Health Care in Rural America

Seven states will participate in a new NGA opportunity to identify and implement strategies to improve access to high-quality, cost-effective health care in rural America.


March 30, 2017

Governors to Congress: Military Technicians Help Keep Our Country Safe

The National Governors Association announced its support for legislation to modernize and enhance the National Guard Military Technician program and preserve the Guard’s readiness for state and federal military missions.


March 28, 2017

States Strengthen Youth Incarceration Alternatives

Five states and territories will participate in a National Governors Association learning lab focused on alternatives to incarceration for justice-involved youth.


March 23, 2017

States Advance Energy Goals Through New NGA Opportunity

Five states will participate in an NGA retreat that will help them explore innovative policies and programs to advance their energy goals.