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“We are all aware of the youth mental health crisis in our country. It is a crisis that the pandemic did not create but exposed more fully. It is one we must tackle together and now.”

Governor Phil Murphy
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“Every student and family should have equal opportunity to access lifesaving services... New Hampshire is tackling our mental health challenges, and we are adding more and more investments every day.”

Governor Chris Sununu
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“We have about 9,300 openings for health care nurses, health care workers across the state, particularly registered nurses...it's important for us to recruit the next generation of workers.”

Governor Kathy Hochul
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“Thank you to all of our brave Coast Guard personnel who serve our great nation and protect our freedoms here and abroad.”

Governor Kevin Stitt
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“I’m proud that many Purple Heart recipients call Colorado home. Our state is indebted to their unwavering commitment to protecting our state and our nation.”

Governor Jared Polis
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“The arts can inspire us, uplift us, and help us reflect on the complexities of the human condition as well as our common humanity.”

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