NGA ISSUE LIBRARY

Our nation’s Governors are dedicated to leading bipartisan solutions that improve citizens’ lives. Through NGA, Governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state, national and global levels. NGA teams work side-by-side with state leaders to identify challenges and develop solutions. View NGA products below, filterable by content type and topic.

COVID-19 Impacts to Energy Security

COVID-19 Impacts to Energy Security

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the electricity sector, decreasing electric load and increasing the risk of energy incidents. Electricity use ...
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Capacity for COVID-19 Testing — Current Status and Considerations

COVID-19 testing is essential to a targeted public health approach for informing clinical care and reducing spreadof the virus until ...
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Governors Call on Congress to Act on State Fiscal Relief

‘This Is Not a Red State and Blue State Crisis’ National Governors Association Chair Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and NGA ...
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Access and Functional Needs Considerations for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for the access and functional needs (AFN) of individuals with temporary or permanent challenges ...
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Governor Guidance on the Water Sector During COVID-19

This memo highlights several important issues for governors to consider to help states maintain uninterrupted water and wastewater service to ...
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Supporting K12 and Postsecondary Virtual Learning Environments

This memo analyzes the need to expand access to and support around virtual learning methods as educational institutions move to ...
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Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

April 28, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chuck SchumerMinority ...
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COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

State cybersecurity concerns – critical for governors under normal circumstances – have only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Malicious cyber ...
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Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund Summary

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund -- $3 billion ...
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State Associations Release Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19

Roadmap Outlines 10 Key Steps for Governors to Protect the Public’s Health While Preparing to Reopen the Economy The National ...
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Gubernatorial Strategies for Telehealth

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the nation, states are taking sweeping actions to restrict individuals from congregating and encouraging ...
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Short and Long Term Strategies to Address Water Utility Revenue Losses From COVID-19

Short and Long Term Strategies to Address Water Utility Revenue Losses From COVID-19

Drinking water utilities are expected to lose $13.9 billion in the next year due COVID-19 according to the American Water ...
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