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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 Code.org’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.


November 15, 2016

Governors Help Connect Veterans With Job Opportunities

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights strategies governors can take to help streamline veterans’ employment opportunities.


November 04, 2016

Governors Confident In Election Systems

National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Vice Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval released a statement on the security of states’ election systems.


October 28, 2016

Governors Commend Defense Dept. For National Guard Bonus Review

The nation’s governors released a statement on the Pentagon’s decision to stop collecting National Guard enlistment bonus repayments, supporting the action and a fair review.


October 26, 2016

NGA Participates in Forum on Presidential Transition’s Impact on Local Governments

The National Governors Association, in partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration and the George Mason University’s School of Policy and Government, participated in the event “Presidential Transition: Impact on Local Governments.”


October 21, 2016

States Strengthen Energy Infrastructure

In two new papers from the National Governors Association, strategies to enhance energy planning and response, as well as storage, are explored.


October 21, 2016

States Improve Rural Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that three states will participate in an NGA learning lab to help combat the opioid epidemic. The project will focus on using teleconsultation to expand treatment for opioid use disorder in rural and other underserved communities.