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.

Rural Communities

Rural Communities

Nearly 20 percent of Americans live outside urban areas. Addressing the needs of rural and frontier communities is a top ...
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Healthcare Workforce

Healthcare Workforce

To reform State health systems, to improve outcomes and reduce costs, having high quality data and an accessible, flexible and ...
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Skills and Credentials

Skills and Credentials

To help Governors navigate the broad and complex policy ecosystem surrounding skills-based education/training, credentials, and related lifelong learning infrastructure, NGA ...
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Work Based Learning

Work Based Learning

Work-based learning provides students with authentic work experiences where they apply and develop employability and technical skills that support success ...
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Substance Use Disorder and Addiction

Governors have long been at the forefront of efforts to prevent and treat opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use ...
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REAL ID

REAL ID

Since its passage, Governors have supported the intent and purpose behind the REAL ID Act to increase security and standardize ...
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Economic Development

Businesses – and the people who start them and work for them – create jobs and compete in the global ...
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Energy

Energy development and use affects the nation’s economy, environment and national security. States play an important role in shaping our ...
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Maternal and Child Health

NGA works with states to help them improve health outcomes for pregnant women, mothers and children for decades. We offer ...
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Transportation

States are responsible for developing and implementing transportation strategies that encourage improved system performance, increased mobility, enhanced economic development and ...
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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

Today governors are leading widespread efforts to better ensure that all students graduate high school ready for success in college, ...
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