Realigning and strengthening the state-federal relationship is a unifying theme in the policy of the Western Governors’ Association. The association works to educate the federal government and others about the legal requirements for and the benefits of meaningful engagement with states. Improved communication and coordination between states and the federal government reduces duplication and increases efficiency and responsiveness to the public. To be successful, this communication and coordination must be premised on mutual respect and an understanding of states’ co-sovereign and co-equal status with the federal government.
Learn more about the Governors’ work by viewing and downloading the following documents: