On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, the National Governors Association, in partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration and American University’s School of Public Affairs, participated in the event “Governors Forum on Presidential Transitions.”
The event included a keynote discussion with Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, as well as panels on infrastructure and health. Anna Davis, director of the NGA Office of Government Relations, participated in a discussion titled “How Will a New President Work with the States in Developing Healthcare Policy?” Davis highlighted how governors are shaping Medicaid within their own states, as well as trying to combat the opioid epidemic. She also pointed out how the vice presidential candidates—who both have gubernatorial experience—might be in a key position to help shape health policy.
Sue Gander, director of the NGA Center Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, participated in a discussion titled “How Will a New President Work with States in Fixing our Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure?” Gander discussed how states fund infrastructure, as well as the importance of state and local governments’ decisions in driving the future of infrastructure.
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