The opportunities and potential challenges of working with the incoming administration, improving the state-federal relationship, the daunting work of improving rural healthcare, a keynote on Canadian-U.S. relations,  and the rollout of seven new policy resolutions highlighted the Western Governors' Association 2016 Winter Meeting in San Diego, Calif. Read an overview of the meeting. 

WGA Chairman and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock hosted his fellow Western Governors at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California, for the gathering, which included keynote addresses by David MacNaughton, the Canadian Ambassador to the U.S., and David Eagles from the Partnership for Public Service.

The Governors formally unveiled seven new resolutions, including Building a Stronger State-Federal Relationship. That resolution, in short, asserts that "Where authority has been delegated by the federal government to the states, states should be granted the maximum administrative discretion possible and should be treated as co-regulators."

Western Governors at the meeting, hosted by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, included WGA Vice Chair Dennis Daugaard (South Dakota), Edmund G. Brown (California), John Hickenlooper (Colorado), C.L. "Butch" Otter (Idaho), Susana Martinez (New Mexico), Ralph Torres (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Gary Herbert (Utah), and Matt Mead (Wyoming).

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