National Governors Association
As congressional lawmakers return to Washington, President Barack Obama is focusing his attention on the nation’s governors. Obama is meeting Tuesday with members of the National Governors Association executive committee. The president says governors don’t have the luxury to operate “based on ideology” because their constituents expect them to get things done.
A bipartisan group of governors says they sought assurances from President Barack Obama that any cuts in spending to address the looming “fiscal cliff” would not shift the financial burden onto states.
Gov. Mark Dayton is in Washington for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association.
A national forum for governors has Minnesota’s Mark Dayton headed to Washington.