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.

State of the States Opioid Survey and Analysis

State of the States Opioid Survey and Analysis

Amidst a global pandemic that has challenged states’ capacities to respond to increasing overdose deaths, collecting and sharing information across ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update on state COVID-19 vaccine incentives developed to increase vaccination rates ...
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Defining Job Quality for Reemployment and Recovery: State Action Planning Template

Defining Job Quality for Reemployment and Recovery: State Action Planning Template

This action planning template focuses on actions that state leaders can take to connect jobseekers with high-quality employment and place ...
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State Strategies to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes and Manage Diabetes

State Strategies to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes and Manage Diabetes

This issue brief includes key considerations regarding state strategies to address type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management. (View/Download) Introduction ...
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Ensuring Equitable Access to and Success in Work-Based Learning: A Rhode Island Case Study

Ensuring Equitable Access to and Success in Work-Based Learning: A Rhode Island Case Study

Rhode Island’s intentional approach to closing access and attainment gaps in its work-based learning programs is a model that state ...
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Memorandum on State Utility Disconnection Moratoriums and Utility Affordability

Memorandum on State Utility Disconnection Moratoriums and Utility Affordability

This memo identifies the range of solutions Governors can deploy to address utility affordability and bill arrearages as the COVID-19 ...
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Community Supervision and Treatment of Individuals With Substance Use Disorder

Community Supervision and Treatment of Individuals With Substance Use Disorder

This policy brief highlights the common challenges and opportunities for governors and state officials to inform state and local policy ...
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State Strategies for Engaging and Leveraging Primary Care Providers as COVID-19 Vaccinators

State Strategies for Engaging and Leveraging Primary Care Providers as COVID-19 Vaccinators

This report outlines considerations and examples of strategies for leveraging Primary Care Providers to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake ...
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Streamlining State Business Regulatory Processes to Support Economic Recovery

Streamlining State Business Regulatory Processes to Support Economic Recovery

This paper explores high-profile state-level changes to regulatory compliance and administrative processes from the past year, and addresses ways to ...
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State Solutions for Supporting the Return to Work and Filling Open Jobs

State Solutions for Supporting the Return to Work and Filling Open Jobs

As the economic recovery picks up, governors and state leaders are identifying and addressing barriers that keep their workforce from ...
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Broadband Federal Funding Programs

Broadband Federal Funding Programs

This resource covers federal funding grant programs that have a discreet allocation of funding and are distributed to state and ...
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Governor Action Related to Law Enforcement and Policing

Governor Action Related to Law Enforcement and Policing

In response to public calls for policing reforms and in the wake of recent high-profile civilian deaths due to the ...
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