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Statement of Vt. Lt. Gov. Gray on State House Vandalism and Threats
MONTPELIER, Vermont, June 27 (TNStalk) -- Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, D-Vermont, issued the following statement on June 25, 2022:

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This afternoon, Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray issued the following statement in response to vandalism and threats at the Vermont State House following yesterday's Supreme Court ruling:

"As Vermont Capitol Police reported this morning, the Vermont State House was vandalized last night. The unknown vandals broke seven windows across the front of the building, including my office window. They also spray-painted the front portico, stating, 'if abortions aren't safe, you're ... Show Full Article

R.I. Environmental Management Dept.: Conservation Organizations Advise Public of Recent Waterbird Deaths on Rhode Island Coast
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, June 27 -- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management issued the following news release:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are advising the public of recent waterbirds (gulls, cormorants, shearwaters, terns, seabirds, shorebirds) found dead along the Rhode Island coast. A relatively small number of seabirds and other waterbirds washing up dead on beaches is normal this time of year, but in the past several weeks multiple locations along the Atlantic Coast, ... Show Full Article

Pa. Gov. Wolf Applauds President Biden's Signing of First Comprehensive Gun Violence Package in Decades
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 27 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on June 25, 2022:

Governor Tom Wolf today applauded President Joe Biden's swift signing of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law.

"Today we as a nation took a comprehensive step to say, 'enough is enough' to gun violence-fueled tragedies," said Governor Wolf. "I'm grateful to President Biden for immediately signing the bill.

While there's still work to be done, the quick work by Congress this week to pass this comprehensive, bipartisan package should be commended and I applaud those ... Show Full Article

Minn. Gov. Walz Takes Executive Action to Protect Reproductive Health Care in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, June 27 -- Gov. Tim Walz, D-Minnesota, issued the following news on June 26, 2022:

Governor Tim Walz today took executive action to protect reproductive health care services in Minnesota. Under the Minnesota Constitution, abortion remains legal in Minnesota, but Minnesota's neighboring states are expected to severely restrict the reproductive freedom. Executive Order 22-16 will help protect people seeking or providing abortions in Minnesota from laws in other states.

"My office has been and will continue to be a firewall against legislation that would reverse reproductive ... Show Full Article

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Partnership Between Maryland's Global Gateway Initiative and Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 27 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release:

As part of his economic development mission to Western Europe, Governor Larry Hogan visited the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC), which is the leading university-associated business incubator in the world, to announce a new partnership between the State of Maryland and the Republic of Ireland focused on soft landing spaces, academics, and networking opportunities between the two regions.

In an effort to enhance its vision of becoming Europe's leading entrepreneurial superhub, the GEC is becoming a ... Show Full Article

Calif. Gov. Newsom, Senate President Pro Tempore Atkins and Assembly Speaker Rendon Announce Budget Agreement
SACRAMENTO, California, June 27 -- Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-California, issued the following statement on June 26, 2022:

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Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today issued the following statement after reaching an agreement on the framework for the 2022-23 state budget:

"California's budget addresses the state's most pressing needs, and prioritizes getting dollars back into the pockets of millions of Californians who are grappling with global inflation and rising prices of everything from gas to groceries.

"The ... Show Full Article

Ariz. Gov. Ducey Statement on the Conclusion of the 2022 Arizona Legislature
PHOENIX, Arizona, June 27 -- Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Arizona, issued the following statement on June 24, 2022:

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Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement on the conclusion of the 2022 Arizona Legislature:

"Over the last eight years, I've worked hand-in-hand with the good women and men of the Arizona Legislature to tackle the challenges facing our state, and pass policies to position Arizona as the land of opportunity. I am so grateful for their partnership.

"The policies we put in place over the past eight years made this success possible -- policies that promoted economic ... Show Full Article