NLGA Member Priorities and Work in 2024

NLGA Forecast for States in 2024 LINK

ALABAMA

  • Infrastructure:  AL Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth wants to find the money to find the money to six-lane I-65.  LINK
  • Workforce:  AL Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth’s 21st-century workforce commission is for a workforce cabinet position.  LINK

CALIFORNIA

  • Trade:  CA Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis is the Governor’s International Affairs and Trade Development Representative.  LINK

COLORADO

  • Health:  CO Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera leads the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care. LINK

DELAWARE

  • Health:  DE Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long is named one of the state’s most influential people in health care in 2024.  LINK

FLORIDA

  • Aerospace:  FL Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez Space Florida.
  • Health:  FL Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez is a Department of Health advisor and a Council on Human Trafficking member  LINK
  • Technology:  FL Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez chairs the Cybersecurity Advisory Council

GEORGIA 

  • Regulatory, Business and Government Structure Reform: GA Lt. Gov. Burt Jones is advocating ‘Red Tape Rollback’

ILLINOIS 

  • Agriculture, Technology:  IL Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton will advocate technology use to address food insecurity, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg
  • Public Safety, Education:  IL Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton will work on increasing education for prisoners, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg
  • Women:  IL Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton is leading two women-focused initiatives – ‘We Thrive’ focused on women and financial freedom and the ‘Birth Equity Initiative’ on improving maternal health outcomes and reducing disparities. LINK

KANSAS

  • Economic Development:  KS Lt. Gov. David Toland is also the State Commerce Secretary LINK

KENTUCKY

  • Education: KY Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman is eyeing Pre-K for all 4-year-olds LINK

LOUISIANA

  • Litter/Roads:  LA Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser wants road cleaning duties under Keep LA Beautiful, in his office, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg
  • Diversion:  LA Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser opposes the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project, Dec ’23 NLGA Meeting
  • Seafood:  LA. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser advocates increased inspection/decreased re-packaging of imported seafood, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg

MARYLAND

  • Health:  MD Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller chairs various councils on behavioral health, mental health, and addiction.  LINK
  • Trade:  MD Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller serves on the Governor’s Executive Council and Subcabinet on International Affairs. LINK
  • Work Zone Safety:  MD Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller will implement findings of the work zone group she chaired  LINK

MICHIGAN

  • Housing:  MI Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist says the state put $200-M into a development fund to draw more private dollars and will be mobilizing $1.4 billion in coming years to address affordable housing. LINK
  • Retirement:  MI Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist says establishing a state-based Roth program for employees without retirement is a 2024 priority, Dec’23 NLGA Mtg
  • Technology:  MI Lt. Gov. Gilchrist is chair of the FCC Intergovernmental Affairs Committee  LINK

MINNESOTA

  • Capital Budgeting:  MN Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan says 2024 is a capital budget year, Dec ’23 NLGA Meeting
  • Housing:  MN Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan says source of income discrimination in housing is a priority, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg
  • School Meals, Youth and Families:  MN Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan says implementation of school meals and creation of a Children Youth and Families Agency passed in 2023 is a 2024 priority,  Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg

NEW YORK

  • Economic Development:  NY Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado chairs the Statewide Regional Economic Development Councils.  LINK
  • Public Safety:  NY Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado chairs the Hate and Bias Prevention Unit. LINK
  • Service:  NY Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado chairs the Office of Service and Civic Engagement LINK

OHIO

  • Opioids:  OH Lt. Gov. Jon Husted advocates for more support for law enforcement, more treatment centers for opioid crisis LINK

NORTH DAKOTA 

  • Aerospace:  ND Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller chairs the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority.  LINK
  • Education:  ND Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller chairs the Early Childhood Council.  LINK
  • Military:  ND Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller chairs the Task Force for Military IssuesLINK
  • Trade:  ND Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller is senate president and chairs the state Trade Office.  LINK

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Public Safety:  PA Lt. Gov. Austin Davis chairs the Commission on Crime and Delinquency. LINK

PUERTO RICO

  • Licensing Reform:  PR Sec. of State Omar Marrero says professional licensing reform is a 2024 priority, from shortening the application process to reciprocity, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg
  • Tax Cut:  PR Sec. of State Omar Marrero says the administration is working with the oversight board to implement a passed tax cut, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Aerospace: SC Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette joins Slovakian leaders in delivery of jets LINK
  • Recycling (Battery): SC Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette will encourage battery recycling LINK

RHODE ISLAND 

  • Housing:  RI Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos supports eliminating credit score, more from the background to rent housing, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg
  • Agriculture:  RI Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos is working with independent supermarkets on food insecurity issue, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg

UTAH 

  • Domestic Violence:  UT Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson says 2024 plans to combat domestic violence include funding and establishment of a Domestic Violence Data Task Force, to supplement 2023’s required lethality assessments.  LINK

VERMONT

  • Housing, Property Tax: VT Lt. Gov. Dave Zuckerman says the historic spike in state housing costs and the projected 16+% increase in property taxes will top the 2024 agenda, Dec ’23 NLGA Mtg

WISCONSIN 

  • Healthcare Workforce:  WI Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez is prioritizing the healthcare workforce shortage.  LINK

WYOMING 

  • Elections:  WY Sec. of State Chuck Gray advocates for 2024 committee-filed bills he requested to impose a durational residency requirement to register to vote and a bill prohibiting private funding of elections residency requirement to register to vote and a bill prohibiting private funding of elections. LINK