2017 : News
The National Governors Association released a statement regarding reduced federal payments to states and counties under the Secure Rural Schools program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five states and territories will participate in a National Governors Association learning lab focused on alternatives to incarceration for justice-involved youth.
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.