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.

Infrastructure

Sound infrastructure is vital to our quality of life.  It helps move people, good, communications and services and provides for ...
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K-12 Education Issues

Education policy is a constitutional responsibility of states, and governors play a leading role in efforts to improve education. The ...
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Postsecondary Education

Postsecondary education is more important to states than ever before. Within the next decade, nearly two-thirds of the jobs in ...
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COVID-19 Outbreaks: State Reporting By Setting

COVID-19 Outbreaks: State Reporting By Setting

This resource was developed to identify states that have defined and are reporting setting-specific outbreaks as of November 2020 and ...
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Substance Use Disorder and Addiction

Governors are at the forefront of the fight against substance use disorder—a major public health and safety crisis affecting communities ...
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Equity

Equity

NGA is working with Governors to assist them as they work to address bias and disparate impacts experienced by low-income ...
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2021 State of the States Addresses

2021 State of the States Addresses

Playlist with clips from Governor State of the State addresses. Click here for links to full address text and video ...
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Issue Brief: Preventing Targeted Violence

Issue Brief: Preventing Targeted Violence

This issue brief was created to help governors implement a multidisciplinary strategy to prevent targeted violence. This brief distills the ...
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Maternal and Child Health Update 2020

Maternal and Child Health Update 2020

The Maternal and Child Health Update includes findings from a survey of senior state and territory health officials regarding MCH ...
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Governors on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Governors on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Playlist with clips from COVID-19 vaccine briefings given by Governors. For COVID-19 information and resources please see our coronavirus updates ...
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Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity

Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity

Over the course of two days, participants engaged in a series of interactive sessions and breakouts to discuss the newest ...
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Behavioral Health and Social Determinants of Health

A governor is uniquely situated to look across the state and coordinate action among state agencies, communities and stakeholders. Many ...
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