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.

States Strengthen Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON—Governors are often on the front lines of responding to natural or human-made disasters, and they also play an integral ...

Gov. McAuliffe: States Central to Thwarting Cyber Attacks

BOSTON—National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today delivered a keynote address as part of the first regional summit for ...

NGA Helps Washington Secure Medicaid Waiver Approval

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that the state received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a ...

Attorney General to Governors: Use PDMPs to Tackle Opioid Abuse

President Obama proclaimed September 18-24, 2016, as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. As part of the Administration’s efforts to ...

Tune In Now: NGA Center Expert Featured in Homeland Security Podcast

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’ (NGA Center) Homeland Security and Public Safety Program Director Alisha Powell recently recorded ...

NGA Participates in Governors Forum on Presidential Transition

On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, the National Governors Association, in partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration and American ...

States Take On Heroin, Illicit Fentanyl to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that seven states, Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, will participate in an NGA ...

‘Governor’s Corner’ Column Spotlights State Energy Advancements

Each quarter, the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division pens “Governor’s Corner,” a column in Public ...

Gov. McAuliffe Holds Second Cyber Roundtable

WASHINGTON—Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hosted an education and workforce cyber event last week as part of a series of roundtables highlighting ...

States Focus On Comprehensive Approach To Reduce Tobacco Use

WASHINGTON—Though cigarette smoking among high schoolers and adults continues to decline, tobacco use remains the leading cause of premature death ...

States Improve Health Care Data Flow

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that three states, Illinois, Louisiana and Michigan, will receive support to address policy issues that limit the ...

NGA Releases Medicaid Toolkit at Press Event in Washington, D.C.

Today at an event at the National Press Club, experts from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA ...