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Study: Most states lack disaster plans for kids

...such disasters "should be a wake-up call, but too many states won't budge."A spokeswoman for the National Governors Association declined comment on the report, referring questions to the various states.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-03/study-most-states-lack-disaster-plans-k
State
Alaska governor refuses federal repayment demand

...we have no alternative under sequestration," Tidwell said in his letter to Parnell, dated March 19.The National Governors Association last month requested legal justification for the agency's demand of states. At least one other governor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-03/alaska-governor-refuses-federal-repayme
State
Parnell opposing Medicaid expansion this year

Gov. Sean Parnell visited Washington, D.C., last week for a meeting of the National Governors Association, and he came back believing that "Washington is broken," he said at a press conference Thursday morning.But Parnell, who...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-28/parnell-opposing-medicaid-expansion-yea
State
New rules for Medicaid

...Medicaid costs continue to increase more rapidly than state revenues. Ray Scheppach, executive director of the National Governors Association, said the states' new strategies are a trade-off, imposing "additional co-pays and small reductions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061206/sta_20060612001.shtml
News
States must fix soaring budget deficits rather than rely on Uncle Sam

...legislation that would allow states to declare bankruptcy under certain conditions as a viable "last resort." The National Governors Association opposes such legislation, fearing that bankruptcy talk would spook the bond markets and raise borrowing costs...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021811/opi_787191027.shtml
Opinion
Parnell: Energy issue at governors' meeting

...shared challenges with the federal government. He provided few details in Facebook posts stemming from the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C. He said other governors discussed challenges in getting project permits...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030111/reg_792683022.shtml
Regional News
State governments: Canaries in the depths of the economic mine

...escape, and much of the burden tends to fall on vulnerable populations. In the current fiscal year, the National Governors Association says the 50 states together face a shortfall of $40 billion to $50 billion. That's half the size of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122401/opE_edboard.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Knowles contends Alaska is the only state cutting funding in recent years, based on statistics from the National Governors' Association. A conservative foundation did a study two years ago showing Alaska was one of three states that cut budgets...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011001/Loc_speech.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...by 2003. This will force many states to cut spending unless lost revenues can be made up elsewhere. The National Governors' Association is trying to develop workable methods for taxing Internet transactions. One proposal would make existing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033100/Ope_brown.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...resources important to all Americans and to give coastal states their fair share of federal revenues. The National Governors Association has endorsed the general concepts in the bills, as has the National Association of Counties. In Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081799/Ope_fillermt.shtml

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