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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.

Rethinking Occupational Licensing After COVID-19: The Governor’s Role

Rethinking Occupational Licensing After COVID-19: The Governor’s Role

The Occupational Licensing Final Report: Assessing State Policies and Practices highlights lessons learned from the consortiums’ work with 16 states ...
How to Support the National Guard As It Supports the Needs of the Nation

How to Support the National Guard As It Supports the Needs of the Nation

Given all that the Guard has done and continues to do for this nation, the federal and state governments should ...
New Relief Coming From Washington – What Does This Mean For Rental and Utility Assistance?

New Relief Coming From Washington – What Does This Mean For Rental and Utility Assistance?

Through the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Governors and local officials are providing emergency rental and utility assistance for effected ...
NGA Publications 2020

NGA Publications 2020

The coronavirus may be the most critical challenge of 2020, but there are a number of other important issues Governors ...
New Relief Coming from Washington – What Does This Mean for Transportation?

New Relief Coming from Washington – What Does This Mean for Transportation?

States are essential to moving critical infrastructure projects forward and will be key to building a sustainable economic recovery following ...
Putting CARES Act Funds To Work: Getting Main Street Back on its Feet

Putting CARES Act Funds To Work: Getting Main Street Back on its Feet

“As the state has rolled out over $1 billion of the CARES Act monies to the individuals and businesses affected ...
Putting CARES Act Funds To Work: Prioritizing Testing and PPE to Protect Americans

Putting CARES Act Funds To Work: Prioritizing Testing and PPE to Protect Americans

Federal support is needed to ensure that states and territories have the necessary PPE and testing resources to protect our ...
Putting CARES Act Funds to Work: Investing in Education, Investing in Recovery

Putting CARES Act Funds to Work: Investing in Education, Investing in Recovery

Federal support is needed to ensure school safety, as well as protect public health, stimulate the economy, coordinate and support ...

If state and local governments continue to struggle, so will America

Opinion by Bill McBride, Matthew Chase, Clarence Anthony, Marc A. Ott, Tim Storey, David Adkins and Tom Cochran ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ...
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Four Ways Congress Can Partner with States and Territories to Combat COVID-19

Susie Perez Quinn | Director, Government Relations As leaders of their respective states and territories, governors are battling the effects ...
Will COVID-19 Accelerate Transformations in Education and Workforce Policy?

Will COVID-19 Accelerate Transformations in Education and Workforce Policy?

Q&A with Future Workforce Now Project Leaders On July 6, the National Governors Association, FHI 360 and Fab Foundation published ...

Growing outdoor recreation helps our kids and our economies

Originally Published in The Hill. By Gary Herbert and Gretchen WhitmerGetting outside didn’t use to have much competition – we ...