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  • View from the States Hawaii Vacation Rental Controversy
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    View from the States: Hawaii Vacation Rental Controversy

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    Hawaiian homes are being converted into vacation rentals, raising questions about the permissibly of the practice in the state and it’s economic impact on housing costs. Honolulu Mayor Kirk…

  • NGA Natl Guard  Disaster Response
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    States and Disaster Response

    Members of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee talked about the future of the National Guard with General Frank Grass, member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

  • Governors Brief Reporters at White House
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    National Governors Association at the White House

    National Governors Association Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) and Vice Chair John Hickenlooper (D-CO) briefed reporters after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Obama and Vice…

  • Democratic Governors Briefing
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    Democratic Governors Meeting

    Democratic governors attending the National Governors Association winter meeting spoke to reporters outside the White House following a meeting with President Obama.

  • Hawaii State of the State Address
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    Hawaii State of State Address

    Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) gave his annual state of the state address. He said he would like to increase the state’s minimum wage to at least $8.75 an hour, and proposed a bill that…

  • National Governors Association Holds Summer Meeting
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    National Governors Association Closing Session

    Matt Devost led off a panel sdiscussion among governors about the topic, “States Role in Cyber Security.” At the close of the session, Governor Markell (D-DE) turned over the chairman’s…

  • National Governors Association Opening Session
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    National Governors Association, Day 1 Opening Session

    Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of the National Governors Association summer meeting. He talked about about health care spending,…

  • National Governors Association Economic Development
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    National Governors Association Meeting on Infrastructure Investments

    At the National Governors Association summer meeting, the Natural Resources and Economic Development and Commerce Committees met in a joint session on infrastructure investments and…

  • National Governors Association Corrections Reform
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    Corrections Reform

    Governors shared best practices and approaches to improving the corrections system and helping releases become productive members of society. Steve Aos gave a presentation on reducing crime…

  • National Governors Association Opening News Conference
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    National Governors Association Opening News Conference

    Members of the National Governors Association Executive Committee spoke to reporters on the opening day of their summer meeting in Milwaukee. They outlined the meeting’s agenda, which…

  • States and Education
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    States and Education

    Frederick Hess and Bryan Hassell talked about ways to support teachers and school leaders. Following their presentations governors discussed their states' practices and reforms on…

  • States and Cybersecurity
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    States and Cybersecurity

    Security specialists talked to governors about cyber security threats and the response and prevention strategies state governments could use. Topics included what threats were posed to individuals,…

  • Employing People with Disabilities
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    Employing People with Disabilities

    Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled individuals and the roles both state governments and businesses could play in advancing employment opportunities for…

  • National Governors Association Opening News Conference
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    National Governors Association Opening News Conference

    National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) outlined the group’s agenda for the 2013 Winter Meeting, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S.…

  • State Economies
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    State Economies

    Governors spoke about an economic initiative proposed by Gov Heineman (R-NE). The goal of the initiative was to provide governors and state policymakers with better policy options to assess the…

  • Role of the National Guard
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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 federal and state…

  • Eliminating Childhood Hunger
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    Eliminating Childhood Hunger

    Panelists and governors talked about efforts by various state governments to end childhood hunger. This program was part of the National Governor’s Association conference.

  • USChina Governors Forum
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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 and…

  • National Governors Association Annual Meeting Thomas Friedman Remarks
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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…

  • 69th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony
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    69th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony

    The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy held a joint memorial ceremony commemorating the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. The ceremony also dedicated the new Pearl…

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