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  • National Governors Association Closing Session
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    National Governors Association, Closing Session

    National Governors Association Chair Gary Herbert (R-UT) made opening remarks, followed by a closing session on relations between the federal government and the states and the leadership…

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  • Obstacles to Public Service
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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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  • Barriers to Public Service
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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 public office, a draft system, and how…

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  • National Conversation on American Unity
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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 presentation highlighting…

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  • National Governors Association Opening Session
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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 participated in discussions of the…

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  • National Governors Association Innovation
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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 years in the areas of…

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  • Secretary of the Interior Nomination Hearing
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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 the topics…

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  • Interior Secretary Announcement
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    Interior Secretary Announcement

    President Bush announced the nomination of Governor Kempthorne as Secretary of the Interior, to replace Gale Norton who had announced her retirement.

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  • Health Initiatives
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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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  • Idaho Military Base Closings
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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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  • Health and Dignity
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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 and Dignity: Confronting…

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  • Northwestern States Military Base Closings
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    Northwestern States Military Base Closings

    Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commissioners and other officials spoke to reporters after the second regional field hearing. In the hearing, commissioners heard testimony on the…

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  • Healthcare Information Technology
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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 administration…

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  • Seniors and Health Care
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    Seniors and Health Care

    The opening plenary session of the 2004 Annual Meeting of the National Governors' Association was held. The theme of the meeting was “A Vision for Tomorrow: A Lifetime of Health and…

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  • Consumer Driven Health Care Systems
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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 was called…

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  • NGA Opening News Conference
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    NGA Opening News Conference

    The Governors discussed the annual meeting of the National Governors' Association and responded to questions from reporters. Issues discussed included health care, prescription drug costs,…

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  • Congressional Agenda
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    Congressional Agenda

    Representative Pelosi and Senator Frist talked to governors about their legislative priorities for the coming year and the future. They also talked about the role that states and governors…

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  • Technology and Manufacturing Capacity
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    Technology and Manufacturing Capacity

    Participants talked about the state of the economy, the manufacturing industry, outsourcing of jobs, international trade issues, and state programs to retain and create jobs. Following…

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  • Governors Association Meeting
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    Governors' Association Meeting

    Following a meeting at the White House governors spoke to reporters about the meeting and federal assistance to the states. They also answered questions from reporters.

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  • National Governors Association Meeting
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    National Governors' Association Meeting

    Members spoke to reporters about the plans for the National Governors' Association Winter Meeting and the agenda for the conference. Following their remarks they answered questions from the…

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