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Southern Governors are mindful of their role as stewards of the public’s trust, and continually strive to manage their states’ public resources in the most effective and efficient manner.
In the face of the budget challenges of the current fiscal environment, good governance is especially critical. Across the region, Southern Governors are using technology to improve transparency and ensure accountability to residents of their state.  They are taking a critical look at state bureaucracy to guarantee that the structure of government runs smoothly and without waste, and they are working to make sure that their administrations adhere to high ethical standards.
Southern Governors’ Association serves as an open forum where Governors can exchange ideas about improving governance, discuss solutions to pressing problems and share successful practices with their colleagues. 


Regional Governance News

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10/30/2015 AR Gov. Hutchinson Addresses Cybersecurity in DetroitAlso, is honored by Border Patrol in Washington, DC, with Founders Medal. [Read More]
10/20/2015 NC Gov. McCrory Expands Autism Insurance CoverageNew law requires qualifying health benefit plans to provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. [Read More]
10/19/2015 NC Gov. McCrory’s Technology Initiative Receives National AwardiCenter wins State CIO Office Special Recognition Award in 2015 National Association of State CIOs State IT competition. [Read More]
10/2/2015 Gov. McAuliffe: Virginia Cyber Security Research Leading Way to Safeguard Nation’s First Responders Public-private initiative featured at Cyber Security-Unmanned Systems Technology Showcase. [Read More]
9/30/2015 Gov. Nixon: More than 3,100 Missouri Youths Took Part in Summer Job LeagueTeens in St. Louis, Kansas City explored careers in high-growth industries, added work experience to their resume. [Read More]
9/23/2015 Gov. Hutchinson Announces Initiative to Support Military Installations in ArkansasMilitary Affairs Committee will prepare, advocate for state on both national and state level. [Read More]
9/21/2015 Gov. Steve Beshear: ‘About Kentucky’New series of videos to highlight partnerships, accomplishments over terms in office. [Read More]
9/16/2015 TN Gov. Haslam Finishes Statewide Roads TourSpent past six weeks discussing backlog of unfunded transportation projects with legislators, city officials, business leaders. [Read More]
9/14/2015 VA Gov. McAuliffe Announces Technology Award WinnersBuilding new state economy requires ability to innovate and find ways to increase efficiency in government. [Read More]
9/10/2015 KY Gov. Beshear: Business Registration Website Wins Digital Government Achievement AwardAnnual awards are most coveted recognition for outstanding government portals, websites. [Read More]