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.

How States and Territories Fund Transportation: An Overview of Traditional and Nontraditional Strategies

How States and Territories Fund Transportation: An Overview of Traditional and Nontraditional Strategies

This report provides states with an overview of traditional funding mechanisms, profiles of new and innovative programs at work in ...

Testimony – Governor Douglas State Taxes

Chairman Cohen, Ranking Member Franks, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today.  On behalf ...
Innovative State Transportation Funding and Financing

Innovative State Transportation Funding and Financing

This paper extends and updates earlier work by: (1) providing case studies of state and international experience with a full ...
Maternal and Child Health Update 2008

Maternal and Child Health Update 2008

This issue brief highlights recent state trends in health care coverage for women and children through Medicaid and CHIP, gathered ...
Annual and Winter Meetings: 2000-2009

Annual and Winter Meetings: 2000-2009

Below are meeting notes from NGA's Annual and Winter Meetings held from 2000 to 2009. 2000 NGA Annual MeetingState College, ...

Testimony – Children and Disasters

Chairman Landrieu, Ranking Member Graham and distinguished members of the Committee, on behalf of the nation’s governors, thank you for ...

Policy Strategies for Advancing Interstate Health Information Exchange: A Report to the State Alliance for e-Health

Variations among states' laws, and differences between states' laws and federal law, are one of the most significant obstacles to ...

Testimony – Homeland Security Grants

The National Governors Association (NGA) wishes to thank Chairman Cuellar, Ranking Member Rogers, and other distinguished members of the Subcommittee ...

Testimony – Safety Net Programs

On behalf of the nation’s governors, I would like to thank Chairman McDermott and the Ways and Means Subcommittee on ...
Shaping a Healthier Generation: Successful State Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Shaping a Healthier Generation: Successful State Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity

The NGA Center convened the Shaping a Healthier Generation Advisory Council in response to the need for innovative and actionable ...

Preparing to Implement HITECH: A State Guide for Electronic Health Information Exchange

The HITECH Act, enacted as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, expands the role of states in ...

State Employee Health Management Initiatives

With a workforce increasingly susceptible to chronic diseases, states are addressing the various conditions that account for more than 75 ...