News Archive

  • NGA Welcomes New Federal Relations Director

    WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) is pleased to announce Anna Holmquist Davis as the new director of the Office of Federal Relations. Davis brings more than 35 years of public service experience to the ...

  • Governors Weigh In on Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

    WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association today released the following statement on Congress’ reauthorization of the federal child nutrition programs: “Governors have prioritized addressing child hunger through ...

  • Governors Ask for Swift Action on Zika Funding

    WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today released the following statement on congressional funding of the Zika virus: “The nation is on the threshold of a public health emergency as it faces the likely ...

  • States Bolster Cybersecurity Practices To Thwart Crime

    WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states— Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada and Oregon—will participate in a policy academy on developing and implementing ...

  • NGA, NCJA Launch State Criminal Justice Reform Initiative

    WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), through its Center for Justice Planning, today announced a joint initiative to support system-wide criminal justice ...

  • State Groups Urge Senate Support of FAA Amendment

    On behalf of the national organizations that represent state and local officials, including the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, United States Conference of Mayors, National League ...

  • States Make Progress On Radioactive Waste Cleanup Efforts

    WASHINGTON—Governors play a crucial role in cleaning up the radioactive waste generated from America’s nuclear weapons production, an endeavor that amounts to more than $340 billion and could stretch well into 2070, ...

  • Governors Use Data To Drive Effective Decision Making

    WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that six states—Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia—will participate in a learning lab on improving the use of ...

  • States Enhance First Responders’ Emergency Communication

    WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states—Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Utah and West Virginia—will participate in a policy academy on emergency communications interoperability. ...

  • States Convene To Prevent Zika Virus Spread

    WASHINGTON—National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Vice Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today released the following statement in advance of the White House summit on the Zika virus ...