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Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

At the 2024 NGA Summer Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, representatives from multiple federal agencies held meetings with Governors’ ...
Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution opens with a powerful declaration of purpose that is, perhaps, the most succinct definition ...
Governors Advance Priorities for Federal Fiscal Year 2025 Appropriations

Governors Advance Priorities for Federal Fiscal Year 2025 Appropriations

Governors recognize the unique nature of the federal system and the critical importance of developing a close working relationship with ...
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, ...
New Parenting Toolkit Helps Families Learn Ways to Disagree Better

New Parenting Toolkit Helps Families Learn Ways to Disagree Better

At the Nashville convening of the Disagree Better Initiative scholars from the Wheatley Institute at Brigham Young University and from ...
NGA Wraps Up Third Broadband Leaders Workshop in Kansas 

NGA Wraps Up Third Broadband Leaders Workshop in Kansas 

NGA hosted its third Broadband Leaders Workshop, June 3-5, in Overland Park, Kansas. Over 60 broadband leaders from around 40 ...
Governor Cox and Governor Lee on Disagreeing Better

Governor Cox and Governor Lee on Disagreeing Better

In May, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee hosted a convening in Nashville for Utah Governor Cox’s NGA Chair’s Initiative: Disagree Better ...
Disagree Better Panelists Highlight Ways to Help Students Have Healthier Conversations

Disagree Better Panelists Highlight Ways to Help Students Have Healthier Conversations

On May 14, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee hosted NGA Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox for a convening in Nashville in ...
Disagree Better Speakers Share Tips for Constructive Disagreement

Disagree Better Speakers Share Tips for Constructive Disagreement

“Be curious before deciding to be furious.” Delivering a keynote address at the Nashville Disagree Better convening, Moral Courage Network’s ...
Congressional Briefing on Building Readiness and Strengthening Resiliency to Combat Disasters and Emerging Threats

Congressional Briefing on Building Readiness and Strengthening Resiliency to Combat Disasters and Emerging Threats

On May 7, 2024, the NGA Public Health and Disaster Response Task Force held a congressional briefing on building readiness ...
Governor McKee Hosts Statewide Event to Address Chronic Absenteeism

Governor McKee Hosts Statewide Event to Address Chronic Absenteeism

The National Governors Association (NGA) joined Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Always Learning Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department ...
Governors Support Mental Health Awareness Month

Governors Support Mental Health Awareness Month

Governors are taking actions to acknowledge May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Founded in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month aims ...