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.

States’ Role in Addressing Foreign Threats in U.S. Critical Energy Infrastructure Sectors

States’ Role in Addressing Foreign Threats in U.S. Critical Energy Infrastructure Sectors

This issue brief examines the vulnerabilities of critical energy infrastructure sectors and assets to foreign threats and identify possible actions ...
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Balancing Stormwater Infrastructure Costs

Balancing Stormwater Infrastructure Costs

How Governors & States Can Equitably Address Stormwater Funding (Download) Background States and local jurisdictions are facing dual challenges of ...
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American Rescue Plan State Funding Profiles

American Rescue Plan State Funding Profiles

State-specific funding profiles that illustrate federal to state resource allocation to support children and students under the American Rescue Plan ...
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Lessons Learned in Workforce Innovation: How Ten Governors are Redesigning Workforce Systems for Better Employment Outcomes

Lessons Learned in Workforce Innovation: How Ten Governors are Redesigning Workforce Systems for Better Employment Outcomes

Throughout 2021, NGA Workforce Innovation Network grantees carried out unique initiatives to identify and close gaps in jobseeker service delivery ...
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Diversifying Partnerships for Success in Work-Based Learning

Diversifying Partnerships for Success in Work-Based Learning

Governors have the unique ability to convene and support diverse partnerships in WBL. Their WBL strategy should consider the full ...
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State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

This guide provides examples of state-wide resilience considerations, important actions for states to enhance energy resilience planning, and potential funding ...
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Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

The road map is a tool to help Governors prepare in advance of an energy emergency and inform their decision ...
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Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship to Build a Thriving and Inclusive Economy

Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship to Build a Thriving and Inclusive Economy

As Governors continue to navigate an evolving labor market and economic climate, registered apprenticeship can be leveraged as a proven ...
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State Actions to Prevent  and Mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences

State Actions to Prevent and Mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences

Preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress and promoting resilience are increasingly priorities for Governors. To mount an ...
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Jobs and the Economy in the U.S. in the Wake of COVID-19: Key Issues Facing Governors

Jobs and the Economy in the U.S. in the Wake of COVID-19: Key Issues Facing Governors

COVID-19 will have long-tail effects that continue to change the U.S. economy and present challenges to states. Governors are learning ...
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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: Exploring Immunization Strategies for Individuals Under 12

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: Exploring Immunization Strategies for Individuals Under 12

Governors have employed system-wide approaches and innovative procedures to protect health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper looks at ways ...
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What the Infrastructure Package Means for Workforce Development: Opportunities for Governors

What the Infrastructure Package Means for Workforce Development: Opportunities for Governors

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes new allowable uses for transportation funds, investments in digital equity and inclusion, and ...
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