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December 19, 2016

States Plan Data-Driven Criminal Justice Reform

Three states have been selected to participate in the first phase of the National Criminal Justice Reform Project, a joint project with the National Criminal Justice Association.

December 13, 2016

States Modernize Electric Power Sector

Four states will participate in a new effort from NGA to modernize the electric power sector, including grid modernization, resiliency and environmental stewardship.

December 13, 2016

NGA Names New Education Director

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced Aaliyah Samuel as director of the NGA Center for Best Practices Education Division.

December 12, 2016

NGA Holds Policy Event, Releases Housing as Health Care Road Map for States

In the second installment of its state health policy series, the National Governors Association discussed the intersection between housing and health care, specifically how housing can improve people’s health outcomes and curb costs.

December 09, 2016

NGA Releases Health Care Information Road Map for States

The National Governors Association held the first event in its state policy series on improving information flow between health care providers, where it released 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.

December 08, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe Holds Small Business Cyber Roundtable

For the fourth roundtable related to his chair’s initiative, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe met with small business owners for a discussion on how to improve their cybersecurity posture.

December 02, 2016

2016 Seminar for New Governors

A group of governors and their spouses gathered with some of their new colleagues and spouses for the 2016 NGA Seminar for New Governors.

November 28, 2016

Governors Comment on Education Law Accountability Rule

The nation’s governors commented on the U.S. Department of Education’s release of the Every Student Succeeds Act accountability rule, allowing for the possibility of a different vision under the incoming Administration and Congress.

November 28, 2016

States Use Medicaid Dollars to Train Health Care Workforce

Two states will receive technical assistance to to re-envision how to use Medicaid funds to address state workforce needs in rural and other underserved communities.

November 17, 2016

Governors Learn to Code at Summer Meeting

During the 2016 National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Des Moines, governors joined students at’s first-ever “Hour of Code” event, where they learned about coding from students of all ages who have benefited from access to rigorous—but also fun—computer science education courses.