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FRIDAY, JULY 11

Opening News Conference


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July 11—From left, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and NGA Vice Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper gather at the opening news conference of the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting.

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July 11—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin kicks off the Summer Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

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July 11—NGA Vice Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks about governors’ priorities that will be discussed throughout the weekend.
 

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July 11—Host Governor Bill Haslam addresses the crowd at the opening news conference of the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting on Friday morning.
 

Opening Session
The State-Federal Partnership


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July 11—Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear chat before the opening session of the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting Friday afternoon.

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July 11—Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval attends the opening session of the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting.

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July 11—Delaware Governor Jack Markell at the opening session of the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting.
 

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July 11—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin makes opening remarks at Friday's opening session, which was about the state-federal partnership.

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July 11—NGA Vice Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper listens to Governor Fallin's remarks at the opening session.

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July 11—Vice President of the United States Joe Biden addresses the nation's governors Friday afternoon at the opening session of the Summer Meeting.
 

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July 11—Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant listens as Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam asks Vice President Biden a question.

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July 11—North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple listens to Vice President Biden's remarks at the opening session.

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July 11—South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard listens during the question-and-answer session following Vice President Biden's remarks.
 

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July 11—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin thanks Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for her years of service as governor at the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting.

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July 11—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin thanks Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for his years of service as governor at the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting.

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July 11—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin thanks Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman for his years of service as governor and time as NGA chair at the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting.
 

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July 11—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin thanks Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee for his years of service as governor at the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting.
 

Economic Development & Commerce Committee Session
The State of U.S. Manufacturing: Growing Small & Medium Sized Enterprises


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July 11—Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, chair of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee, leads the session's discussion on the state of U.S. manufacturing.

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July 11—West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin speaks about growing small and medium-sized businesses at the Economic Development and Commerce Committee session Friday afternoon.

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July 11—Montana Governor Steve Bullock listens to the discussion at the Economic Development and Commerce Committee session.

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July 11—Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman attends the Economic Development and Commerce Committee session.

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July 11—Utah Governor Gary Herbert contributes to the discussion Friday afternoon at the Economic Development and Commerce Committee session.

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July 11—Lisa Allen, president and CEO of the Ziegenfelder Company, was one of the guest speakers at the committee session, in addition to Eric Cromwell of Cromwell Schmisseur and Jim Hudson of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
 
Education & Workforce Committee Session
Pathway to Work: The Role of Education in Economic Development

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July 11—Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, chair and vice chair of the Education and Workforce Committee, head up a session on the role of education in economic development.

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July 11—U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) was one of the committee’s guest speakers, along with Lucia Folk of Country Music Television and students from the Academies of Nashville.

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July 11—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon attend the Education and Workforce Committee session Friday afternoon.
 

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July 11—Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad listen to the discussion on education and economic development at Friday’s committee session.
 

SATURDAY, JULY 12

Health & Human Services Committee Session
Battling an Epidemic: State Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

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July 12—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, chair and vice chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, lead Saturday morning’s committee session.

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July 12—Iowa Governor Terry Branstad attends the Health and Human Services Committee session, which was about the future of health care.

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July 12—Utah Governor Gary Herbert listens as governors discuss the future of health care at the Health and Human Services Committee session.
 

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July 12—Guest speakers at Saturday’s Health and Human Services Committee session included Tom Latkovic of McKinsey & Company and Bill Rutherford of the Hospital Corporation of America, as well as Andrew Dreyfus of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

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July 12—South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard attends the Health and Human Services Committee session Saturday morning.
 
Special Session
America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs

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July 12—Montana Governor Steve Bullock attends the special session of the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting Saturday afternoon.

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July 12—NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin leads Saturday’s special session, which focused on her chair’s initiative, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.

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July 12—Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker attends the special session Saturday afternoon.
 

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July 12—Indiana Governor Mike Pence attends the special session of the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting, where workforce training and education were discussed.

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July 12—Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy listens to the discussion during the special session of the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting on Saturday afternoon.

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July 12—Stephen J. Rohleder of Accenture was the guest speaker at Saturday’s special session on America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.
 

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July 12—West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin participates in the discussion about workforce training and education at Saturday’s special session.
 
Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee Session
Putting Veterans on a Path to Career Success

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July 12—Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, chair of the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, convenes the committee’s session Saturday afternoon.

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July 12—Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval attends the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee session, which was about putting veterans on a path to career success.

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July 12—Iowa Governor Terry Branstad participates in a discussion on veterans’ career success at the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee session.
 

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July 12—Governors gather for the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee session, which included guest speakers from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Defense.
 
Natural Resources Committee Session
Modernizing the Electric Grid: Confronting Challenges and Identifying Solutions

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July 12—North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, chair of the Natural Resources Committee, leads the discussion Saturday afternoon about modernizing the electric grid.

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July 12—Natural Resources Committee Vice Chair Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy participates in the discussion on modernizing the electric grid Saturday afternoon.

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July 12—One guest speaker at Saturday’s session was Donald F. Santa Jr. of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.
 

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July 12—Montana Governor Steve Bullock and South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard also attended the Natural Resources Committee session.
 

SUNDAY, JULY 13

Closing Session
The Future of Main Street

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July 13—Outgoing NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin listens to Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, who spoke at Sunday’s closing session of the 2014 Summer Meeting.

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July 13—Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly addresses governors at Sunday’s closing session, where he talked about the future of Main Street.

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July 13—Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker contributed to the discussion on the future of Main Street at the closing session of the 2014 Summer Meeting.
 

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July 13—Host Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee participated in Sunday’s closing session where Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly was the guest speaker.

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July 13—Incoming NGA Vice Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert attended Sunday’s closing session on the future of Main Street.

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July 13—Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin makes her final remarks as NGA Chair at Sunday’s closing session.
 

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July 13—Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin turns NGA leadership over to new NGA Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

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July 13—NGA Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper unveils his 2014-2015 Chair’s Initiative, Delivering Results.