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.

NGA, Department of Defense Launch Initiative to Unlock Economic Potential of Defense Assets

NGA, Department of Defense Launch Initiative to Unlock Economic Potential of Defense Assets

Governors, States Examine their Role in Supporting Defense Mission To help governors and states work more closely with the defense ...
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Water-Energy Nexus Learning Lab

Water-Energy Nexus Learning Lab

The National Governors’ Association’s (NGA) Governors’ Advisors Energy Policy Institute brought together governors’ energy policy staff to share energy policy ...
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Guidance on Reopening Businesses

Guidance on Reopening Businesses

As stay-at-home orders are being lifted and as pressure mounts to reopen businesses, states should consider the types of regulations ...
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Enhancing Our Defense Communities—a Virtual Workshop Series, 2020

Enhancing Our Defense Communities—a Virtual Workshop Series, 2020

Reach and Engage our Defense Communities Our virtual series kicked-off in September with a workshop dedicated to highlighting federal and ...
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Protests, Policing, and COVID-19

Protests, Policing, and COVID-19

This memorandum provides strategies for Governors to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 during protests while protecting public safety. (View/Download) ...
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Expanding Access To Non-Opioid Management Of Chronic Pain

Expanding Access To Non-Opioid Management Of Chronic Pain

This report synthesizes the existing evidence base for non-opioid therapies, examines Medicaid coverage policies, and identifies barriers and opportunities for ...
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13 States Join Learning Network Supporting Child and Family Well-Being Throughout the Pandemic

13 States Join Learning Network Supporting Child and Family Well-Being Throughout the Pandemic

As families and communities face increased uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 13 states have joined a new network linking ...
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State Workforce Development System Partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities Impacted by COVID-19

State Workforce Development System Partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities Impacted by COVID-19

(View/Download) Summary This memo describes ways that state Vocational Rehabilitation services (VR) programs are collaborating with state workforce development agencies ...
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2020 Governors Advisors Energy Policy Institute

2020 Governors Advisors Energy Policy Institute

The National Governors’ Association’s (NGA) Governors’ Advisors Energy Policy Institute brought together governors’ energy policy staff to share energy policy ...
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Equity and Policy Preparedness During Public Health Emergencies

Equity and Policy Preparedness During Public Health Emergencies

Emergencies, by definition, occur suddenly and without warning. Whether the situation involves an infectious disease like the current COVID-19 pandemic—or ...
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Letter to FEMA Regarding COVID-19 Reimbursable Expenses

Letter to FEMA Regarding COVID-19 Reimbursable Expenses

August 25, 2020The Honorable Pete GaynorAdministratorFederal Emergency Management Agency500 C Street S.W.Washington, D.C. 20472 Dear Administrator Gaynor:We write to you ...
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State & Territory Policy Strategies Supporting Maternal & Child Health During COVID-19

State & Territory Policy Strategies Supporting Maternal & Child Health During COVID-19

(View/Download) In June and July of 2020, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) surveyed executive branch ...
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