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Governors Prioritize Behavioral Health in 2024 State of the State Addresses

Governors Prioritize Behavioral Health in 2024 State of the State Addresses

Behavioral health and mental health challenges impact every community – urban, suburban, and rural, east, west, north, and south. There ...
State of the State – 2024

State of the State – 2024

Governors of states, territories and commonwealths are outlining their priorities for 2024 in state of the state or commonwealth addresses, ...
Governors Leading on Artificial Intelligence

Governors Leading on Artificial Intelligence

As with any new technology, artificial intelligence (AI) offers a tremendous opportunity to improve society. But, as with any new ...
Governors’ Health Priorities In 2024 State Of The State Addresses

Governors’ Health Priorities In 2024 State Of The State Addresses

April 1-7 is National Public Health Week 2024. This year’s theme is “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public ...
Workforce Development in 2024 State of the State Addresses

Workforce Development in 2024 State of the State Addresses

Effective workforce development policy and programs are crucial for economic growth and healthy communities, especially during a tight labor market ...
Disagree Better – Architects, Not Arsonists

Disagree Better – Architects, Not Arsonists

Politicians work on policies that have real world impacts on the people they serve, and thus, political coverage tends to ...
State Education Trends for 2024

State Education Trends for 2024

The top trends across the early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education continuum from Governors’ 2024 state addresses. Governors across the ...
First Spouses Convene at 2024 NGA Winter Meeting 

First Spouses Convene at 2024 NGA Winter Meeting 

Over the years, the role of First Spouse has evolved considerably, with the spouses and partners of Governors often using ...
Winter Workforce Policy Institute Highlights the Importance of Workforce Planning and Innovation

Winter Workforce Policy Institute Highlights the Importance of Workforce Planning and Innovation

Last month, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) convened Governor-appointed workforce development policymakers in Washington, D.C ...
Child Care A Focus For Governors at the 2024 NGA Winter Meeting

Child Care A Focus For Governors at the 2024 NGA Winter Meeting

Child Care is a policy issue that often cuts across many areas of public interest, including workforce participation, economic mobility, ...
Governors Continue to Use Emergency Powers to Address the Drug Overdose Epidemic

Governors Continue to Use Emergency Powers to Address the Drug Overdose Epidemic

Governors continue to take executive action and use emergency powers to respond to the nation’s drug overdose epidemic. Recently, Governors ...
Governors’ Reimagining Models of Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Governors’ Reimagining Models of Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

At the 2024 NGA Winter Meeting, Hawai‘i Governor Josh Green and Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Co-Chair’s of NGA’s Public Health ...