Western Governors' News: Electric vehicle project in Colorado, Nevada, Utah; carbon capture in Montana, Wyoming

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The Western Governors' Association offers a monthly roundup of news showcasing the work of Western Governors in economic development, natural resources, education, health and safety, and other areas. Here is what the Western Governors have been working on recently:

Colorado Gov John HickenlooperGov. HickenlooperALASKA Gov. Bill Walker released a fiscal year 2018 budget that reduces state spending while supporting vital services.

ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey announced an agreement with Airbnb to streamline the home-sharing economy.

CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown celebrated the release of final environmental documents for WaterFix, an effort to modernize the state's water infrastructure.

COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a joint action with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to build a regional electric vehicle corridor.

HAWAII Gov. David Ige hosted the historic Pearl Harbor visit of President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

IDAHO Gov. Butch Otter pledged to make education his top legislative priority.

Utah Gov Gary HerbertGov. HerbertMONTANA Gov. Steve Bullock, WGA Chair, declared a statewide natural resource emergency due to the detection of invasive aquatic mussel larvae in Montana waters.

NEVADA Gov. Brian Sandoval announced statewide computer science education initiatives.

NEW MEXICO Gov. Susana Martinez announced a series of legislative proposals to enact tougher DWI penalties.

NORTH DAKOTA Gov. Doug Burgum was officially sworn in as North Dakota's 33rd Governor and delivered his State of the State address.

OKLAHOMA Gov. Mary Fallin announced a goal to increase post-secondary education and training attainment.

OREGON Gov. Kate Brown celebrated a successful first year of the state’s automatic voter registration system.

Wyoming Gov Matt MeadGov. Mead

SOUTH DAKOTA Gov. Dennis Daugaard, WGA Vice Chair, received recommendations from his Smart on Crime Workgroup.

TEXAS Gov. Greg Abbott awarded an $8 million grant to improve emergency and long-term placements for up the state’s neediest foster children.

UTAH Gov. Gary Herbert broke ground on a new aerospace research facility.

WASHINGTON Gov. Jay Inslee released a plan to fully fund basic education, promote strategies to recruit great teachers and support struggling students.

WYOMING Gov. Matt Mead joined Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in identifying carbon capture opportunities.

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