FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Opening News Conference


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Aug. 2—From left, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, NGA Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, NGA Chair Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Utah Governor Gary Herbert address the press and welcome attendees to the 2013 NGA Summer Meeting at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Aug. 2—Host Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin makes remarks to kick off the NGA Summer Meeting.

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Aug. 2—NGA Chair Delaware Governor Jack Markell speaks about the importance of flexible federalism and a strong, cooperative relationship between states and the federal government.
 

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Aug. 2—NGA Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin speaks about governors' priorities that will be addressed in upcoming meeting sessions, including health care, homeland security, education, veterans and corrections reform.

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Aug. 2—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper addresses the crowd at the opening news conference Friday morning.

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Aug. 2—Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie speaks to members of the media and meeting attendees.
 

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Aug. 2—NGA Chair Governor Jack Markell releases Blueprint for Governors, a practical guide to advance employment opportunities for people with disabilities, as part of his chair's initiative, A Better Bottom Line.

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Aug. 2—Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks at the opening news conference.

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Aug. 2—North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory makes remarks at the opening news conference at the Pilot House at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin.
 
Opening Session
State Tools for Health Care Cost Containment

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Aug. 2— Host Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin welcomes governors to the opening plenary session of the 2013 NGA Summer Meeting in Milwaukee.

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Aug. 2— Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee listens to Governor Scott Walker's remarks at the opening session.

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Aug. 2— NGA Chair Delaware Governor Jack Markell discusses his chair's initiative, A Better Bottom Line: Employing People With Disabilities, and introduces the guest speaker for the opening plenary session on health care cost containment.
 

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Aug. 2— Guest speaker Jeffrey Brenner, MD, founder and executive director of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, speaks to governors about tools states can use to contain health care costs.

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Aug. 2— West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman listen to the guest speaker's remarks at the opening plenary session.

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Aug. 2— South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard listens to guest speaker Jeffrey Brenner, MD, discuss health care cost containment strategies.
 
 

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Aug. 2— Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh, Jr. applaud after the guest speaker finishes his remarks.

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Aug. 2— Iowa Governor Terry Branstad speaks at the opening session on health care cost containment.

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Aug. 2— National Governors Association Executive Director Dan Crippen speaks to governors at the opening session and shares some ways NGA is helping governors contain health care costs in their states.
 

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Aug. 2— Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam shares his excitement about hosting the 2014 NGA Summer Meeting in Nashville.

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Aug. 2— NGA Chair Delaware Governor Jack Markell and NGA Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin present the Corporate Fellows Tenure Award to founding member AT&T, marking 25 years of participation.

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Aug. 2— Merck is recognized for 20 years of participation in the NGA Corporate Fellows program.
 
Education & Workforce Committee Session
Spurring Workforce Innovation to Close the Skills Gap, Create Jobs and Grow Family Incomes

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Aug. 2— Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, chair of the Education and Workforce Committee, speaks about the role the federal government plays in supporting states to meet the needs of job seekers and businesses.

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Aug. 2— Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, vice chair of the committee, talks about job creation and growth as top priorities at the session Friday afternoon.

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Aug. 2— Theresa Wahlert, agency director, Iowa Workforce Development, was one of the guest speakers at the Education and Workforce Committee session.
 

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Aug. 2— Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman attends the Education and Workforce Committee session Friday afternoon at the 2013 NGA Summer Meeting.

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Aug. 2— Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper listens to guest speakers at the committee session, which was about spurring innovation to close the skills gap and create jobs.

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Aug. 2— North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, a member of the committee, listens to remarks at the Friday afternoon session.
 

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Aug. 2— Utah Governor Gary Herbert contributes to the discussion on spurring workforce innovation at the committee session.

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Aug. 2— Guest speaker Joseph Carbone, president and CEO of The WorkPlace, speaks to governors at the Education and Workforce Committee session.

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Aug. 2— NGA Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin listens to the guest speakers at the Education and Workforce Committee session.
 
Health & Human Services Committee Session
Providing for Our Veterans
Meeting 21st Century Homeland Security Challenges

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Aug. 2— Governors gather Friday afternoon for the Health and Homeland Security Committee Session on providing for veterans and meeting 21st century homeland security challenges.

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Aug. 2— Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, chair of the Health and Homeland Security Committee, speaks at the committee session about states' responsibility to provide for veterans and their families.

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Aug. 2— Leonard Howie, secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, speaks about licensing for veterans.
 

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Aug. 2— Guest speaker Caleb Cage, executive director of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services talks about ways states can provide for veterans.

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Aug. 2— North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple speaks about how states are addressing the challenges veterans face once they leave service.

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Aug. 2— Allison Hickey, under secretary at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, speaks at the Health and Homeland Security Committee Session Friday afternoon.
 

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Aug. 2— Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla listens to the guest speakers at the committee session, which was about veterans and homeland security.

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Aug. 2— Arizona Governor Jan Brewer listens to guest speaker Craig Fugate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency discuss how states can meet 21st century homeland security challenges.
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

 
Joint Committee Session: Economic Development and Commerce and
Natural Resources
Under Construction: Building a National Consensus on Infrastructure

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August 3— Governors gather for a joint committee session of the Economic Development and Commerce and Natural Resources Committees at the 2013 NGA Summer Meeting.

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August 3— South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, chair of the Natural Resources Committee, talks about some of the innovative ways states are addressing infrastructure challenges.

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August 3— Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman attends the Saturday morning joint committee session on the intersection of economic development and natural resources.
 

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August 3—Virgin Islands Governor John De Jongh, Jr. listens to session proceedings about building a national consensus on infrastructure.

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August 3— Guest speaker Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, addresses the governors at the joint session.

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August 3— Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks about the Natural Resources Committee's efforts to get Congress to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act.
 

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August 3— Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant attends the joint session of the Natural Resources and Economic Development and Commerce Committees Saturday morning.

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August 3— Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie listens to the guest speakers present at the joint session.

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August 3— U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was a guest speaker at the joint session meeting on national infrastructure.
 

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August 3— Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker contributes to the discussion on national infrastructure at the joint session Saturday morning.

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August 3— Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper listen as the guest speakers talk about transportation and infrastructure.
 
Special Session
Advancing Corrections Reform

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August 3— NGA Chair Delaware Governor Jack Markell addresses governors at the 2013 NGA Summer Meeting special session on advancing corrections reform.

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August 3— Guest speaker Steve Aos, director of the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, speaks at the special session about advancing corrections reform.

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August 3— Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee contributes to the discussion on advancing corrections reform at the special session Saturday afternoon.
 

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August 3— Ashbel T. Wall II, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, addresses the governors about actions states can take to advance corrections reform.

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August 3— West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin speaks at the special session, which was about how governors can ensure the safety of all citizens.

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August 3— Arizona Governor Jan Brewer listens to the guest speaker's remarks on advancing corrections reform.
 

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August 3— Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was in attendance for the special session Saturday afternoon.

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August 3— South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard talks about how his state has developed new and improved rehabilitation programs for corrections reform.
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Closing Plenary Session
States' Role in Cybersecurity

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August 4— Governors gather for the closing session of the 2013 Summer Meeting Sunday morning. The session was about states' role in cybersecurity.

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August 4— Outgoing NGA Chair Delaware Governor Jack Markell opens the closing session with remarks about how cybersecurity remains on of the nation's most significant vulnerabilities.

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August 4— Guest speaker Matt Devost, president and CEO of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc. and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, speaks to governors about states' role in cybersecurity.
 

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August 4— Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, chair of the Health and Homeland Security Committee, talks about how states need to lead the way and be at the front line of cybersecurity.

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August 4— Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy listens to the guest speaker's remarks at the closing session on cybersecurity.

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August 4— Host Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaks at the closing session Sunday morning.
 

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August 4— Iowa Governor Terry Branstad attended the closing session on cybersecurity.

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August 4— Delaware Governor Jack Markell passes the gavel to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who is sworn in as the 2013-2014 NGA Chair.

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August 4— Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is announced as the 2013-2014 NGA Vice Chair.
 

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August 4— Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announces her chair's initiative, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs, which is about preparing people through postsecondary education and workforce training.