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    National Governors Association: Innovation

    Former President Clinton gave a keynote speech at the centennial meeting of the National Governors Association. In his remarks he talked about the NGA efforts over the past several…

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    National Conversation on American Unity

    Members of the Commission on Political Reform discussed the causes and consequences of extreme polarization of the American political process. The event opened with a video…

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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    Ceremonies were held in recognition of the Centennial Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Retrospective videos were also shown. Then current and former governors…

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    Health and Dignity

    At the opening plenary session of the 2004 National Governors' Association Winter Meeting, NGA Chairman Governor Kempthorne released the first report from his “A Lifetime of Health…

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    Barriers to Public Service

    Panelists talked about the future of public service. Topics included obstacles to public service, the impact of hyper-partisanship on young people’s attitudes toward holding…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Healthcare Information Technology

    NGA Health and Human Services Committee members questioned experts about healthcare information technology. Among the issues they addressed were privacy concerns, health care…

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    Senate Session

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    Health Initiatives

    Former President Bill Clinton spoke to governors at their winter meeting about health care policy and costs, managing health care policy, and challenges facing states in ensuring adequate…

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    Secretary of the Interior Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on confirmation of the president’s nomination of Governor Dirk Kempthorne to be Secretary of the Interior. Among…

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    Idaho Gubernatorial Debate

    Before an audience at the Langroise Center on Albertson College campus, the candidates debated many issues, including the state budget, the death penalty, term limits, the gender wage gap,…

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    Education Policy and School Improvement

    Following welcoming remarks, governors heard a presentation from students and teachers at Francis Scott Key Elementary School about their school improvement experience. Professor…

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    Obstacles to Public Service

    Former governors talked about the value of cooperation in public service.

    The final two minutes of the program were cut off due to the Senate gaveling in.

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    Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting

    Officials spoke at the annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree. The tree was donated from Idaho.

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    Idaho Military Base Closings

    The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a second regional field hearing on the list of possible closures and realignments of defense bases. Elected officials and…

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    Consumer Driven Health Care Systems

    The National Governors' Association hosted a discussion on the influence of consumers in the health care industry as the closing plenary session of the 2004 annual meeting. The session…

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    Smart Growth and Education

    Educators spoke to governors about state policies regarding higher education. Among the issues they addressed were expected enrollment rates, improving access to technology, and…

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    Legislative Priorities

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    Winter Meeting Plenary Session

    Participants talked about early childhood care and education, investing in childhood development, and various approaches to child development. Following their remarks they answered…

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