Governors Meet

Governors from around the country are gathered in Biloxi, Mississippi for the National Governors Association’s annual summer meeting. The four-day meeting which started Saturday focuses on a range of issues, from economy and health care to education and the environment. A special plenary session yesterday was dedicated to emergency preparedness issues while today’s closing plenary session will focus on energy and the economy. How the states will fit in to a restructured health care system appeared to be a  central topic of discussion over the weekend, as reported in a July 19 article in the New York Times by Kevin Sack and Robert Pear. State budget issues  were another topical issue for the gathering, according to the Washington Post’s Sunday Take by Dan Balz. Check out I.I.I. facts and stats on health insurance.

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