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.

On the Road Again: Critical First Steps Taken Toward Surface Transportation Reauthorization

On the Road Again: Critical First Steps Taken Toward Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The EPW Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 (STRA-21) is a first critical step to Congress reauthorizing the surface transportation ...
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Getting #VaxToNormal

Getting #VaxToNormal

Governors met with the White House to share best practices and innovations in improving access to COVID-19 vaccines, building confidence, ...
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Defense Spending by State Report: Federal Data to Support State Strategic Planning

Defense Spending by State Report: Federal Data to Support State Strategic Planning

Clear and contextual data that outlines the ecosystem of defense-related spending and the intersections to state investment can maximize efficiency, ...
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State of the States - 2021

State of the States – 2021

Governors of states, territories and commonwealths are outlining their priorities for 2021 in state of the state or commonwealth addresses, ...
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Broadband Access for Success in Postsecondary Education

Broadband Access for Success in Postsecondary Education

Postsecondary institutions have a critical role in expanding affordable broadband access and closing the digital divide. by Rachel Hirsch and ...
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State Education Trends

State Education Trends

A look at major education themes across State of the State addresses. Perhaps not surprisingly, almost all of the trends ...
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Governors’ Education Priorities

Governors’ Education Priorities

In this year's State of the State addresses Governors unsurprisingly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for students, ...
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Governors Hogan and Whitmer Testify on Importance of Infrastructure Investment

Governors Hogan and Whitmer Testify on Importance of Infrastructure Investment

Governors struck a resoundingly bipartisan tone before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, speaking to the urgency of investing ...
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Governors Propose Infrastructure Investments to Support Long Term Economic Recovery

Governors Propose Infrastructure Investments to Support Long Term Economic Recovery

As the nation’s economy looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, states are positioned to maximize the benefits from infrastructure ...
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Governors Start 2021 by Expanding Access to Broadband

Governors Start 2021 by Expanding Access to Broadband

Governors are proposing record levels of investments in broadband infrastructure. by Jake Varn, Policy Analyst, Infrastructure Tens of millions of ...
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A Strong National Economy Depends on Strong States and Territories

A Strong National Economy Depends on Strong States and Territories

Topline Through prudent fiscal management and due to fundamental strengths in the broader economy, states and territories have so far ...
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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 ...
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