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  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    The closing plenary session of the National Governors Association 2007 annual meeting focused on judicial independence. The keynote speakers U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor…

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  • Innovation Technology and Higher Education
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    Innovation, Technology, and Higher Education

    The opening plenary session of the National Governors Association 2007 meeting focused on innovation and technology, including the link to postsecondary education. They focused on advances…

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  • Louisiana State of the State Address
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    Louisiana State of the State Address

    Governor Blanco delivered her state of the state address in which she focused on recovery and reconstruction efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Hurricane Disaster Response Efforts
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    Hurricane Disaster Response Efforts

    Governor Blanco, along with local Federal Emergency Management Agency and military officials, spoke to reporters about local recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Governor…

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  • Federal Hurricane Response Efforts
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    Federal Hurricane Response Efforts

    Governor Blanco and hurricane relief officials spoke to reporters about flooding from Hurricane Rita and relief efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina. Among the topics they discussed…

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  • US Health Care
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    U.S. Health Care

    In an open session Secretary Leavitt, a former governor of Utah, talked about the federal-state partnership and the problems with Medicaid costs. Mr. Aaron and Mr. Butler also talked about…

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  • Delegation of Governors
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    Delegation of Governors

    Following a meeting with President Bush and his foreign policy advisers in the Oval Office, Governor Kempthorne, chairman of National Governors' Association, and others talked with…

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  • Louisiana Gubernatorial Inauguration
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    Louisiana Gubernatorial Inauguration

    Governor Blanco was sworn in during an outdoor ceremony on the Louisiana State Capitol steps. She spoke to the gathered crowd about families, diversity, education, and her plans for…

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  • Louisiana Gubernatorial Victory Speech
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    Louisiana Gubernatorial Victory Speech

    Speaking from Lafayette, Louisiana, Lt. Governor Kathleen Blanco acknowledged victory in the gubernatorial election. She would be the first woman governor of Louisiana. She thanked all the…

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  • Louisiana Gubernatorial Debate
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    Louisiana Gubernatorial Debate

    Gubernatorial candidates debated one another on Louisiana public television. Among the topics they addressed were the state economy, infrastructure improvements, leadership styles, and the…

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