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.

Protecting Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

Protecting Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

Governors and state legislators are increasingly focused on the impact that surprise medical bills have on consumers. To support governors ...
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State Cyber  Disruption  Response Plans

State Cyber Disruption Response Plans

This issue brief examines state cyber disruption response plans that governors are developing and testing in preparation for cyberattacks that ...
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NGA Health to Assist 5 States on Addressing Infectious Diseases Related to Substance Use

The National Governors Association Health Division (NGA Health) will be working with five states -- Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada and ...
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State Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)

State Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)

This policy scan explores state laws that protect critical energy infrastructure information (CEII) from public disclosure ...
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Entrepreneurship in States: Fostering a Startup-Friendly Economy

In this report, NGA has provided cases highlighting state visioning, data collection, financial amenities, regulatory approaches, broadband needs, rural programming, ...
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Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2019 Update for Governors

Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2019 Update for Governors

This guide, produced by the National Governors Association's (NGA) Energy, Infrastructure & Environment team, outlines successes and challenges faced by ...
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Smart & Safe: State Strategies for Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Electric Sector

Smart & Safe: State Strategies for Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Electric Sector

This white paper outlines seven actions governors can take in order to protect electricity infrastructure and personally identifiable information from ...
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Addressing the Infectious Disease Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic

Two NGA Health publications present insights from this work that can inform other governors’ efforts to prevent infectious disease outbreaks ...
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State Strategies for Averting Early Deaths

Death by suicide is a complex individual, relational and public health problem. The incidence of such deaths over the past ...
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Policy Update: State Policy Support for Nuclear Generation

This policy scan summarizes recent state policy actions to support nuclear generation, recognizing the ability of nuclearpower to reliably meet ...
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Governor's Guide to Homeland Security (An Update)

Governor’s Guide to Homeland Security (An Update)

The Homeland Security & Public Safety Division has assembled best practices for governors and their homeland security policy staff in ...
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Emerging Trends in the Evolving Opioid Epidemic

While the opioid overdose epidemic justifiably dominates national and state-level headlines, a significant issue is re-emerging for governors and policymakers ...
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