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Governor Cuomo Calls on FBI to Investigate Videos and Reports of Proud Boys Violence
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 14 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today called on the FBI to launch an investigation into incidents involving the 'Proud Boys' group following disturbing videos and reports of violence by members of the group in New York City over the weekend. The Proud Boys are designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Governor also directed the State Police Hate Crimes Unit to coordinate with the FBI and NYPD on thorough investigations into these incidents and any additional acts of violence or discrimination ... Show Full Article

Gov. Scott: Thousands Working to Restore Cellular Service
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Gov. Rick Scott, R-Florida, issued the following news release:

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that more than 2,000 telecommunications professionals working in 200 Communication Technician Repair Crew Strike Teams are fully mobilized in impacted counties working to restore cellular service. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have deployed mobile cellular towers to provide service.

Governor Scott said, "After a catastrophic storm like Hurricane Michael, one of the most important things we can do is make sure families can connect with loved ones, find information on ... Show Full Article

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Gov. Rick Scott, R-Florida, issued the following news release:

Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael and is providing updates on the state's work. In addition, the Governor activated 500 more Florida National Guard troops for deployment, bringing the total of activated Florida National Guard to 4,000.

Following Governor Scott's request, President ... Show Full Article

Gov. Scott & CFO Patronis: Consumers Must Be Protected Following Hurricane Michael
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Gov. Rick Scott, R-Florida, issued the following news release:

Today, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to take every action authorized pursuant to Executive Order 18-276 to provide additional protections to support recovery efforts in the areas of the state impacted by Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis have made it clear that the expectation for Florida's insurance companies is to expeditiously respond to policyholders' needs and to treat families fairly. The quick response of ... Show Full Article

President Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Alabama Counties Following Hurricane Michael
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 13 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release:

In response to Governor Kay Ivey's request on October 11th, President Donald Trump approved an Emergency Disaster Declaration for the state of Alabama, as a result of Hurricane Michael. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program will provide assistance under category B to Alabama counties.

"I greatly appreciate President Trump approving our request for federal assistance. Alabama has suffered damage, but we have also stepped in to help our neighbors," Governor Ivey said. "This assistance ... Show Full Article

Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Officer Mark Anthony Gaspich
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 13 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news:

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag to fly at half-staff at the Capitol Complex and at all Commonwealth facilities in Cumberland County to honor Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Officer Mark Anthony Gaspich.

Officer Gaspich passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He died in the line of duty at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections State Correctional Institute at Camp Hill.

The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Saturday, October 13, 2018, until Officer Gaspich's ... Show Full Article

Gov. Northam Issues Proclamation on 243rd Birthday of the United States Navy
RICHMOND, Virginia, Oct. 13 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS, on October 13, 1775, the United States Navy was established by our nation's leaders to maintain, train, and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas; and

WHEREAS, for 243 years, the United States Navy has answered the call of duty to protect this nation and its democratic values both in times of war and peace; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth is proud to be home to more than 40,000 active duty and reserve Sailors, ... Show Full Article