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.

Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

The road map is a tool to help Governors prepare in advance of an energy emergency and inform their decision ...
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Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship to Build a Thriving and Inclusive Economy

Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship to Build a Thriving and Inclusive Economy

As Governors continue to navigate an evolving labor market and economic climate, registered apprenticeship can be leveraged as a proven ...
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State Actions to Prevent  and Mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences

State Actions to Prevent and Mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences

Preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress and promoting resilience are increasingly priorities for Governors. To mount an ...
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Jobs and the Economy in the U.S. in the Wake of COVID-19: Key Issues Facing Governors

Jobs and the Economy in the U.S. in the Wake of COVID-19: Key Issues Facing Governors

COVID-19 will have long-tail effects that continue to change the U.S. economy and present challenges to states. Governors are learning ...
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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: Exploring Immunization Strategies for Individuals Under 12

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: Exploring Immunization Strategies for Individuals Under 12

Governors have employed system-wide approaches and innovative procedures to protect health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper looks at ways ...
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What the Infrastructure Package Means for Workforce Development: Opportunities for Governors

What the Infrastructure Package Means for Workforce Development: Opportunities for Governors

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes new allowable uses for transportation funds, investments in digital equity and inclusion, and ...
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Championing Health Equity

Championing Health Equity

This brief synthesizes key accomplishments and lessons learned based on interviews with 10 state COVID-19 health equity task forces. (View/Download) ...
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Achieving Progress Toward Health Equity Using Race and Ethnicity Data

Achieving Progress Toward Health Equity Using Race and Ethnicity Data

By improving the availability of and reducing the inconsistencies with race and ethnicity data, states can better understand inequities exacerbated ...
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Electricity Markets – 101

Electricity Markets – 101

This guide is meant to provide an overview of the differences within each U.S. electricity market and assist Governor’s and ...
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Broadband Affordability Resources

Broadband Affordability Resources

Governors are championing new and improved strategies, from leveraging federal resources to launching new programs and partnerships, immediately increasing the ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update on state COVID-19 vaccine incentives developed to increase vaccination rates ...
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Case Study: California's ACEs Aware Initiative

Case Study: California’s ACEs Aware Initiative

California’s ACEs Aware initiative takes an innovative, evidence-based approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress by educating and ...
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