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Governor Cuomo Unveils Design for Monument Honoring the LGBT Community
ALBANY, N.Y., June 25 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., issued the following news release:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the design for New York's official monument honoring the LGBT community, those lost in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016, and all victims of hate, intolerance and violence. Anthony Goicolea was named as the artist for the monument, which will be located at the western edge of Greenwich Village, in Hudson River Park. View the design here.

"This stunning design complements the landscape and communicates a timeless message of inclusion, and this monument ... Show Full Article

Gov. Cuomo Issues Statement on Eid al-Fitr
ALBANY, N.Y., June 25 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., issued the following statement:

"Today Muslim New Yorkers are gathering together with friends and loved ones to mark the end of Ramadan and celebrate Eid al-Fitr. This holiday is an opportunity to reflect on the past month of fasting and practice the Muslim traditions of empathy and charity.

"In New York, we celebrate our diversity as our greatest strength, and stand together to protect free religious expression and uphold the values of unity and tolerance embodied by the Lady in our Harbor.

"To all who are celebrating, I wish them ... Show Full Article

Gov. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Wyman Issue Statements on Passage of Casino Legislation
HARTFORD, Conn., June 24 -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-Conn., has joined with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman in commenting on a vote in the Connecticut House of Representatives that gave final legislative passage to a bill concerning the expansion of casinos in the state:

In a news release, Malloy said, "I commend and thank both chambers of the General Assembly for keeping Connecticut jobs and workers at the center of this debate. Our state has a longstanding partnership and compact with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribal nations who employ thousands of Connecticut residents in their casinos. I ... Show Full Article

Gov. Dayton: Somali-American Festival Week
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24 -- Gov. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS: The West Bank Athletic Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the youth of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood and the Twin Cities area with quality, year-round, skill-based soccer training and sports programs for players age 5 to 18; and

WHEREAS: The West Bank Athletic Club's vision is to support and coach youth to be soccer players, athletes, leaders, and community members of distinction; and

WHEREAS: The West Bank Athletic Club aspires to represent the East African ... Show Full Article

Gov. Dayton: MSRA's 44th Back to the 50's Week
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24 -- Gov. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS: The Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) is the largest street rod association in the United States, with an all-volunteer membership of over 25,000 owners of street rods, classic, collector, and vintage cars; and

WHEREAS: MSRA continually promotes a better understanding of the hobby by exchanging knowledge and ideas with members and non-members about the safety and proper construction of collector cars, and provides guidance in overall safe vehicle operation; and

WHEREAS: MSRA, a family-oriented ... Show Full Article

Gov. Dayton: Hire A Veteran Month
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24 -- Gov. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS: The liberties, freedom, prosperity, and security of Americans are preserved through a strong national defense; and

WHEREAS: Whenever called upon to defend our nation's security at home or abroad, the men and women who serve in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves have responded immediately and effectively, placing national interests above their own personal safety; and

WHEREAS: Currently, there are more than 21 million veterans in ... Show Full Article

Gov. Dayton: Harp Appreciation Week
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24 -- Gov. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS: The State of Minnesota is committed to the enjoyment of music and arts for everyone in the state; and

WHEREAS: The American Harp Society 2017 Summer Institute and National Competition will be held on the campus of Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, from Sunday,June 25th, to Wednesday, June 28th, 2017; and

WHEREAS: The American Harp Society's mission has been "to celebrate our legacy, inspire excellence, and empower the next generation of harpists" since its founding in 1962; and

WHEREAS: ... Show Full Article