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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2006

 

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR SELECTED TO SERVE ON NGA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


(Jackson, Mississippi) — The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will serve as one of nine members of the 2006-2007 NGA Executive Committee.


“I am very pleased to have been selected to serve with this outstanding group of governors as we tackle a wide range of public policy issues in the year ahead,” Governor Barbour said.


For one year, the Governor will serve on this committee, which has general authority over all policy issues and primary jurisdiction over issues involving federalism, homeland security, the federal budget, and federal tax policy.


Other members of the committee include new chairperson Governor Janet Napolitano, of Arizona; vice chair Governor Tim Pawlenty, of Minnesota; Governor Mike Huckabee, of Arkansas; Governor Sonny Perdue, of Georgia; Governor Kathleen Sebelius, of Kansas; Governor Ed Rendell, of Pennsylvania; Governor Mike Rounds, of South Dakota; and Governor Jim Doyle, of Wisconsin.


The NGA is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. NGA provides governors with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the administration, to developing policy reports on innovative state programs and hosting networking seminars for state government executive branch officials. For more information about the National Governors Association, please visit www.nga.org.