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August 10, 2017

The Promise of the State-Federal Partnership on Workforce and Job Training

Report from the National Governors Association and the National Associations of State Workforce Liaisons and State Workforce Board Chairs on the importance of strong partnership between states and the federal government on workforce development.


June 20, 2017

Zika in the States: What You Need to Know

NGA brings you up-to-date information on how states are preparing for the spread of the Zika virus, including important information for pregnant women.


June 05, 2017

Advancing the Energy-Water Nexus: How Governors Can Bridge Their Conservation Goals

A new white paper from the National Governors examines the resource conservation aspects of the energy-water nexus that can be improved through better state policy design.


May 12, 2017

Setting Site-Specific Priorities in the Federal Budget Process for Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Waste

A new brief from the National Governors focuses on the opportunities for state engagement at each stage of the budget process and suggests how states can ensure that site budgets incorporate state input and priorities.


May 02, 2017

States: Finding Solutions, Improving Lives

A catalog of governors’ work developing innovative solutions to some of today’s most pressing policy challenges.


April 14, 2017

Improving Emergency Communications Through Governance

A new white paper from the National Governors Association outlines how collaboration and participation between the governor and relevant emergency response stakeholders are essential for a state to maintain, improve and ensure interoperable public safety communication capabilities.


March 31, 2017

Integrating Population Health into State-Wide System Transformation: A Roadmap for States

NGA has developed a roadmap to help state leaders integrate population health into the design and implementation of health system transformations.


March 17, 2017

Using Data and Evaluation in Policy Development, Implementation and Monitoring: Building Successful Policies to Reduce Prescription Opioid Misuse

A new brief from the National Governors Association and the Urban Institute outlines a five-step process decision makers should apply to incorporate data and evaluation into the formation and implementation of policy: create a logic model, identify data sources, collect data, analyze data to identify and solve implementation challenges, and continue to incorporate data analysis as an ongoing part of the policy process.


March 08, 2017

2017 Governors' State of the State Addresses Information

Confirmed dates and hyperlinks for governors' State of the State addresses. NGA will continue to update this page as more information is made public.


March 03, 2017

State Strategies to Reduce Childhood Hunger

A new paper from the National Governors Association summarizes actions governors can take to help reduce childhood hunger in their states by drawing attention to the issue and implementing policy and programmatic changes to increase children’s participation in child nutrition programs.