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May 25, 2017

NGA on Federal Budget: Don't Shift Costs to the States

In response to the President’s FY 2018 budget proposal, the National Governors Association urges Congress to review Governors’ Principles for Federal Budget, as outlined in a letter sent to Congress in March.

May 23, 2017

NGA Lauds Ambassador Branstad’s Historic Public Service Career

Yesterday former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. ambassador to China. Earlier, he was approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advance his nomination to the full Senate for the final vote. 

May 19, 2017

NGA Applauds Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs

The National Governors Association (NGA), along with other leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level, issued a statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s creation of the Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs.

May 17, 2017

State Officials Stress Importance of 2018 Farm Bill

The National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) released a statement on states' priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill. 

May 16, 2017

New Mexico to Host 2018 National Governors Association Summer Meeting

The National Governors Association announced that New Mexico will host the nation’s governors in 2018 for its annual Summer Meeting.

May 12, 2017

States Strategize to Reduce Childhood Hunger

Ten states will participate in a project to reduce childhood hunger, which is aligned with Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe’s NGA spouse’s initiative.

May 12, 2017

Cybersecurity: The Next Frontier of State Legislation

NGA has written a piece on how states are on the front lines of combating cybersecurity risk for newswire Law360.

May 05, 2017

NGA Reacts to AHCA Passage, Urges Congress to Seek Governors' Input

The bipartisan National Governors Association released a statement on the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017: “Governors share Congress’ goal of fostering a 21st century health care system that improves health outcomes and reduces the financial burden on families, businesses and government."

May 04, 2017

NGA Welcomes Council of Governors Appointments

The National Governors Association welcomes the appointment and reappointment of governors to the critically important Council of Governors, which focuses on national security issues.

May 02, 2017

Governors Concentrate on Water Conservation, Quality

Recognized water quality and conservation leaders California Gov. Edmund G. Brown and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will serve as co-chairs of the new NGA Center for Best Practices’ Water Policy Learning Network.