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November 22, 2015

Keeping Arkansas Beautiful

By Governor Asa Hutchinson
Arkansas has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful states in the country. That’s something we can be proud of. But nothing spoils spending time in the Arkansas outdoors quite like litter.

November 09, 2015

Beyond Panels and Turbines

By Governor Peter Shumlin
When we talk about renewable energy, the focus is often on the project – the solar panel or the wind turbine that allow us to harness local, Vermont-grown energy to power homes and business around the state.

October 20, 2015

It’s Fall in Nebraska

By Governor Pete Ricketts
Hunting and fishing have a major impact on our state, fueling the economies of both small and large communities.  Every year, thousands flock to every corner of our state to utilize public access lands, state-leased properties, or private property as they pursue the game of their choice. 

October 08, 2015

Manufacturing is entering a new era in Delaware

By Governor Jack Markell
Manufacturing has long been a source of quality jobs for many of our citizens, and of quality products to export the Delaware brand throughout the country and around the world.

September 28, 2015

Continuing The Workforce Marathon

A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Supplying our employers with needed workforce continues to be a major challenge for our state. Our low unemployment rate is a sign of economic strength, but it also means it’s difficult for employers to add more jobs even if they have the business to justify it.

September 14, 2015

Protecting Educational Quality and Providing Property Tax Relief

A column by Gov. Peter Shumlin
Across Vermont, school boards are grappling with Act 46, the new legislation that provides financial support for districts that want to collaborate and come together to share resources to better provide for their kids. The need is real.

August 28, 2015


Students from across Arkansas came to the Clinton Foundation’s annual “Head of the Class Bash” last weekend to kick off the new school year and spend some time coding with their Governor.

August 14, 2015

Developmental Education Reform - A Key to Success for West Virginia Students

A column by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
During my time as Senate President and now, as your Governor, I have made it a priority to improve our state’s business climate and to strengthen and grow West Virginia’s workforce to meet the long-term needs of business and industry operating here.

July 31, 2015

Running Government Like a Business

One of the core duties of state government is to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens and to provide a safety net for those who truly need a hand up, while ensuring that your hard earned tax dollars are spent wisely.

July 20, 2015

Economic Development Throughout Vermont

A column by Gov. Peter Shumlin
As we work to make sure Vermont’s economy works for every Vermonter, our focus has to be on growing jobs and opportunity statewide, especially in more rural parts of the state that were hit hardest by the Great Recession.