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“Mental health is just as important as our physical health, and Governors are committed to working with parents, teachers, doctors and counselors to raise awareness and make sure children get the support they need.”

Governor Phil Murphy
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“Nebraska has been blessed with abundant water resources and we need to be doing everything we can to keep every drop of water in our state.”

Governor Jim Pillen
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“Mental and behavioral health is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We’re investing billions of dollars to ensure every California child has better access to comprehensive mental health and substance use services.”

Governor Gavin Newsom
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“To thrive in a 21st century world and a 21st century economy, broadband must be made readily available so additional job opportunities can be created, education can be expanded past the walls of our classrooms and healthcare services can be improved.”

Governor Kay Ivey
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“We will see to it that mental and behavioral health challenges do not prevent our children from getting the education they need and deserve.”

Governor Wes Moore
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“Our goal is for every child in Utah to have plenty of opportunities to thrive.”

Governor Spencer Cox
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