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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic at the Federal and State Levels

Health / September 26, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Members of BPC’s Governors’ Council talked with the HHS Assistant Secretary about the response to the opioid epidemic and the latest from the states.

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Former Governors Offer Recommendations to President Trump’s Opioid Crisis Commission

Governance / Press Release July 12, 2017

Only through a sustained effort will we stop the epidemic and help the millions of people who are touched by this crippling public health crisis.

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Letter to the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Governance / Research July 10, 2017

As former governors, we welcome President Donald Trump’s attention to the critical issue of the opioid epidemic and the commission’s work to address the tragic increase in opioid overdose deaths. We offer the following suggestions to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to consider.

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ESSA Returns Power on Education to States

Governance / Press Release December 9, 2015

The legislation reforms No Child Left Behind with a more state-focused proposal that restores the federal-state balance critical to a successful education system.

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Policy Changes Can Keep Higher Education Accessible, Affordable

Governance / Press Release September 25, 2015

Changes to the federal student loan program can increase competition, transparency and innovation in higher education.

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New Report Outlines EB-5 Visa Program Successes, Challenges

Immigration / Press Release September 17, 2015

The program has attracted at least $4 billion in investment, often in distressed communities, according to a conservative estimate.

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EB-5 Program: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities for States and Localities

Immigration / September 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

The EB-5 visa program has skyrocketed in popularity, propelled by a regional center program providing potential avenues for funding infrastructure projects.

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Bipartisan Bill to Bring State-led Accountability to Education

Chris Gregoire, Jim Douglas / Blog July 22, 2015

No Child Left Behind stifled innovation at every level, from the state to the classroom, in a mad rush to achieve the unachievable.

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Former Governors Applaud Passage of Education Reform with Bipartisan Senate Vote

Governance / Press Release July 16, 2015

The legislation’s final vote of 81-17 is validation of the hard work and bipartisan spirit that Senators Alexander and Murray put into the bill.

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Former Governors: Senate Bill Good Step Forward on ESEA, More Work Needed

Governance / Press Release July 7, 2015

The members of BPC’s Governors’ Council released statements as the Senate begins debate on its Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill.

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