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.

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

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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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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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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Resilience

Resilience

NGA defines resilience as the ability to withstand disasters better, respond and recover more quickly, and excel under new conditions ...
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