Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's Communications Office
Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo sponsors resolution at annual NLGA meeting

Press Release Date:  Thursday, July 30, 2009  
Contact Information:  Sarah Baird

Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo joined twenty-four lieutenant governors from across the nation in Baltimore, Maryland today for the annual meeting of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA).

A diverse group of speakers will conduct workshops and small group sessions on pertinent issues, beginning with education. Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo will take part in a session with federal and state education leaders, who will be discussing best practices in pre-kindergarten and college programming, as well as approaches to increase science and math study and success. Presidential Economic Advisor Cecelia Rouse will provide an economic analysis of various education models.

Health care reform will be addressed at the conference by former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and by Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Presidential Economic Advisor to former President Bush.

“Any healthcare system reform must include health information technology – it is the next major frontier in improving the delivery of healthcare,” said Lt. Governor Mongiardo. “We have the opportunity to implement a new system of healthcare – one that is efficient, affordable, and will help expand coverage to every American.”

Lt. Governor Mongiardo will be offering the opening remarks for the health care discussion, as well as sponsoring a resolution for adoption, “Ensuring the Adoption of Health Information Technology Systems.”

“Attendees will receive information on Washington D.C. efforts to develop a national broadband policy, an update on Congressional health care form efforts, and will have an opportunity to meet with international representatives from China and Mexico,” said NLGA Director Julia Hurst.

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