National Governors Association (NGA)
- Homepage: http://www.nga.org/
December 2012: 'The suit made its way to the Supreme Court, and G.M. and Ford signed on to briefs supporting Daimler, as did local governments. The National Governors Association warned the court that prohibiting incentives could lead to jobs moving overseas. “This is the economic reality,” the association said in a brief.'http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/us/how-local-taxpayers-bankroll-corporations.html
May 2011: "The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, which developed the standards, and Achieve Inc., a nonprofit organization coordinating the writing of tests aligned with the standards, have each received millions of dollars."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/education/22gates.html
June 2009: 'Led by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, the states, including Maryland and Virginia, are aiming to define a framework of content and skills that meet an overarching goal. When students get their high school diplomas, the coalition says, they should be ready to tackle college or a job. The benchmarks would be "internationally competitive."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/31/AR2009053102339.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Possible/Unclear National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) Organization May 26, 2010 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Sen. Lamar Alexander Person Sep 30, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Member (past or present) Attorney General John Ashcroft Person Dec 18, 2005 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Senator Tom Carper MBA Person Jul 14, 2008 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Governor Michael O. Leavitt Person Mar 17, 2006 Organization Executive (past or present) Gov. Sarah Palin Person Dec 17, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Ray Scheppach Ph.D. Person Jun 13, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 01, 2012 As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price
QUOTE: states, counties and cities are giving up more than $80 billion each year to companies. The beneficiaries come from virtually every corner of the corporate world, encompassing oil and coal conglomerates, technology and entertainment companies, banks and big-box retail chains. The cost of the awards is certainly far higher....A portrait arises of mayors and governors who are desperate to create jobs, outmatched by multinational corporations and short on tools to fact-check what companies tell them....Many of the officials said they feared that companies would move jobs overseas if they did not get subsidies in the United States. Over the years, corporations have increasingly exploited that fear, creating a high-stakes bazaar where they pit local officials against one another to get the most lucrative packages.
New York Times May 21, 2011 Behind Grass-Roots School Advocacy, Bill Gates
QUOTE: They described themselves simply as local teachers who favored school reform — one sympathetic state representative, Mary Ann Sullivan, said, “They seemed like genuine, real people versus the teachers’ union lobbyists.” They were, but they were also recruits in a national organization, Teach Plus, financed significantly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
New York Times Jun 01, 2009 46 States and D.C. to Pursue Common Education Standards
QUOTE: The push for common reading and math standards marks a turning point in a movement to judge U.S. children using one yardstick....Many Republicans oppose nationally mandated standards, saying schools should not be controlled by Washington.
Washington Post Aug 22, 2006 How We Ended Welfare, Together
QUOTE: The recent welfare reform amendments, largely Republican-only initiatives, cut back on states’ ability to devise their own programs...We should address the inadequacies of the latest welfare reauthorization in a bipartisan manner, by giving states the flexibility to consider higher education as a category of “work."
New York Times Aug 14, 2006 Governors Oppose Federal Control of Guard
QUOTE: The nation's governors, protesting what they call an unprecedented shift in authority from the states to the federal government, will urge Congress today to block legislation that would allow the president to take control of National Guard forces in the event of a natural disaster or a threat to homeland security.
Washington Post Jun 12, 2006 States' Changes Reshape Medicaid: New Restrictions Aim to Save Money
QUOTE: The emerging shape of Medicaid represents a victory for governors...who argued for years that states deserved more control over the program so it would place less strain on their budgets. Some patients advocates, however, warn that the vulnerable patients Medicaid was designed to help will be less certain to get the health care they need.
Washington Post Nov 30, 2005 Drugmakers Win Exemption in House Budget-Cutting Bill
QUOTE: The provision -- inserted by Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), whose district flanks Lilly's Indianapolis headquarters -- would largely exempt antipsychotic and antidepressant medications from a larger measure designed to steer Medicaid patients to the least expensive treatment options.
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