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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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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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Former Governors Encouraged by Effort to Bring Greater Clarity to Regulatory Process

Governance / Press Release June 17, 2015

The country is long overdue for conversation about the proper role of federal regulation in the lives of Americans, industries, and state and local governments.

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BPC Governors’ Council Statement on Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization

Governance / Press Release June 9, 2015

If Congress does not act now to reform and reauthorize ESEA, it could be years before such political will exists again.

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BPC Governors' Council Applauds Progress on Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Governance / Press Release March 25, 2015

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are working to find bipartisan consensus on the nation’s federal education policy.

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BPC Governors’ Council Announces New Members and Agenda for 2015

Governance / Press Release February 20, 2015

BPC’s Governors Council welcomed two new members, Mike Beebe (D-AR) and Christine Gregoire (D-WA), at its first meeting of 2015 this week.

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