We all have important responsibilities and obligations to our citizens. While each state is different, our challenges are similar. When people on all sides look for the best solutions to our pressing challenges, we can enact powerful, positive changes.
Governors are optimistic about our states and the role they can play in making this country stronger. We look forward to working with our federal partners toward a more prosperous and brighter future for our states and our citizens.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, is chairman of the National Governors Association. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, is the groupís vice chairwoman.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.