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    National Governors Association Annual Meeting, Thomas Friedman Remarks

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman talked about global challenges facing America and the role education played in U.S. competitiveness. The end of this annual National Governors…

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    National Governors Association Opening Plenary Session

    Harvard Business Professor Michael Porter talked to governors about strategies for states to become more competitive and boost local economies. Following his remarks China’s…

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    Higher Education, Innovation, and Economic Growth

    Following opening remarks from Governor Christine Gregoire, participants spoke about the relationship between higher education, innovation, and economic growth.
    This was the opening plenary…

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    Bill Gates on Education and Global Competitiveness

    Bill Gates spoke to governors about encouraging economic competitiveness and growth at the local level. He focused on the Gates Foundation’s efforts to work with governors on…

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    Federal Budget Deficit and Fiscal Policy

    The National Governors Association held its last day of meetings in Boston, Massachusetts. Governors focused on “The Federal Budget Deficit: Risks and Challenges.” Guests…

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    Obama/Biden Campaign Rally in Tacoma, Washington

    Senator Joe Biden spoke at an Obama/Biden campaign rally at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington.

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    Health Care and the Economy

    Vermont Governor James Douglas and West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin talked about health care and the economy. Maria Bartiromo moderated.

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    Newsmakers with Governor Christine Gregoire

    Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, National Governors Association chair, talked about the issues facing states and the weekend’s meeting of the National Governors Association in…

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    U.S.-China Governors Forum

    U.S. governors and Chinese provincial governors talked about ways to strengthen the U.S.-China relationship. Among the topics addressed were potential cooperation in bilateral trade…

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    National Governors Association Closing Session

    Governors at the closing session talked about and voted on National Governors Association committee policies.

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    Redesigning State Government

    The National Governors Association held its second day of meetings in Boston, Massachusetts. Governors focused on “Redesigning State Government,” where they examined ways…

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    National Governors Association Opening News Conference

    National Governors Association Chairman Christine Gregoire (D-WA) expressed strong opposition to federal proposals allowing states to declare bankruptcy at the association’s annual…

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    Role of the National Guard

    Panelists talked about the changing role of the National Guard, and federal-state cooperation in providing homeland defense and public safety. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Education and the Global Economy

    Participants spoke to governors about education issues within the context of the global economy. Among the issues were improving the curriculum to improve awareness of foreign…

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    Democratic Perspectives on Economic Security

    Michelle Obama and Democratic governors spoke about economic security for American families. Topics included a plan by Sen. Obama to mandate sick leave for all workers, universal…

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    Washington State of the State Address

    Governor Christine Gregoire (D) made her last state of the state address to state legislators. She called for the state to allow same-sex couples to marry, and reflected on her eight…

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    U.S.-China Local Government Cooperation Agreement

    After the opening plenary session of the National Governors Association, Zhou Qiang participated in a signing ceremony for an agreement between states and Chinese provincial…

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    Celebration of Democratic Women

    A reception was held to celebrate the power of women and the 88th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Prominent elected women talked about the work of EMILY’s List, a…

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    Washington State of State Address

    Christine Gregoire delivered her annual state of the state address to state legislators.

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    National Governors Association Conference, Opening News Conference

    Governors spoke to reporters and answered questions about their annual conference. The focus of the conference was on supporting education, promoting innovation and increasing U.S.…

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