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California Gov. Brown Announces Appointments to District Agricultural Associations for Oct. 19, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Shawn Bagley, 61, of Salinas, has been appointed to the 7th District Agricultural Association, Monterey County Fair Board. Bagley has been a founding partner and vice president at Complete Produce Inc. since 2002.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Mervyn M. Dymally Day – State's first African-American Senator

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Brown issued a Proclamation Declaring October 17, 2012 as Mervyn M. Dymally Day. Text follows:
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for October 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Suzanne Chan, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed operations and accountability officer in the Administrative Services Division at the California Department of Rehabilitation.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Statewide Day of Awareness for Domestic Violence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued a Proclamation Declaring Statewide Day of Awareness for Domestic Violence. Text follows:
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for October 2, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: first, Adam Day, 43, of Alpine, has been appointed to the 22nd District Agricultural Association, San Diego County Fair Board, where he has served since 2008. Day has been the assistant tribal manager for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation since 2002. He was general manager at NCG Porter Novelli from 2000 to 2002 and vice president at the Flannery Group from 1999 to 2000.
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for October 1, 2012, to California Law Revision Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments to the California Law Revision Commission.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Advance Clean Energy Transportation in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles and energy in California.
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Native American Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G Brown, Jr. announced a Proclamation declaring September 28, 2012, as Native American Day.
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 28, 2012 – New Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 276 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) – Central Coast Hospital Authority. AB 377 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Pharmacy. (Additional follow.)
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, LaRonda Bowen, 60, of Pasadena, has been appointed small business ombudsman for the California Air Resources Board, where she has served since 2009. Bowen was sole proprietor of Bowen and Associates from 2000 to 2009 and was public advisor for the South Coast Air Quality Management District from 1989 to 2000.
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 27, 2012 – New Bills Signed Into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 40 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) – Elder and dependent adult abuse: reporting. AB 41 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – High-Speed Rail Authority: conflicts of interest: disqualification. (Additional follow.)
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Laws to Protect Privacy for Social Media Users

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today took to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace to announce that he has signed two bills that increase privacy protections for social media users in California.
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs the Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012 (SB 1409), authored by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), which strengthens the clean energy partnership between California and the U.S. military.
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla's English Learner Reform Bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A pair of English Learner reform bills authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) have been signed by Governor Brown. SB 1108 would reform the English Learners reclassification system by identifying and implementing uniform statewide best practices. SB 754 would require school districts to post online the Economic Impact Aid they receive for each school and district.
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update – Signs bills to improve education in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to improve education in California: AB 644 by Assemblymember Robert Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – Schools: average daily attendance: online instruction. AB 1723 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – Postsecondary educational institutions: meetings: live video and audio transmission. (Additional follow.)
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 26, 2012 – Bills Signed into Law re Treatment of Animals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills related to the treatment and welfare of animals: AB 1162 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Eureka) – Wildlife: poaching. AB 1776 by Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) – State government: Pacific leatherback sea turtle. (Additional follow.)
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 26, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Tara Murphy, 55, of Alameda, has been appointed assistant general counsel at the Department of Financial Institutions. Murphy was vice president and counsel at Fireside Bank from 1995 to 2012.
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Expand Voter Registration – California Acts While Other States Move to Restrict Voting and...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 35 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will facilitate voter registration and further California's compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), commonly known as Motor Voter. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2013.
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Wieckowski Bill to Aid Low-Income Earners Facing Wage Garnishment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Low-income earners facing wage garnishment will be able to keep a little more money to make ends meet after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday authored by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Bolster California Business and Create Jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a series of eight bills to bolster business and job creation in the state of California. “As California’s economy recovers from the deepest recession since the Great Depression, it’s important that state government bolsters local job growth,” said Governor Brown. “Simply put, these bills make it easier for people to do business in California.”
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill to Boost Commercial Space Travel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a bill to boost the commercial space-travel sector in California. Assembly Bill 2243 (Knight) limits liability for space-flight companies.
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday signed several bipartisan bills that improve services and opportunities for veterans in California.
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 20, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Elliot Block, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director, legal counsel at the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, where he has served since 2006.
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Calif. Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris Honor 3 with Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was joined by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today to honor three individuals with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor for their extraordinary commitment, service and bravery in the line of duty.
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Rody Boonchouy, 34, of Vacaville, has been appointed to the California Concurrence Committee. Boonchouy has been the principal at the Da Vinci Charter Academy since 2011.
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 13, 2012 – Signs New Bills into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 197 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Public employees' retirement. AB 801 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Illegal dumping enforcement officers and code enforcement officers. (Additional follow.)
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Tina Andolina, 36, of Davis, has been appointed director of legislation and regulation at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bills into Law: Legislative Update for Sept. 7, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 233 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: California YMCA Youth and Government Fund. AB 432 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Transit: Sacramento County. Additional follow:
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Allow Motorists to Show Proof of Auto Insurance on Their Smartphones Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill 1708 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The measure would give California drivers the option to present their proof of auto insurance in electronic form, such as on a smartphone or other personal electronic device.
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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of California Highway Patrol Officer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon M. Youngstrom:
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Special Election Proclamation by The Governor of The State of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, California Governor Brown issued the following proclamation, resulting from the resignation of Senator Doug LaMalfa: SPECIAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
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Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 5, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Matthew McGuinness, 46, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Architects Board. McGuinness has held multiple positions at Interior Design Services Inc. since 1988, including president, vice president, sales and marketing manager, sales associate and bookkeeper.
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 29, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Richard S. Gordon, 64, of Menlo Park, has been appointed to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Gordon has served as an Assemblymember for the 21st Assembly District since 2010.
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Calif. Brown Announces Pension Reform Agreement to Save Billions by Capping Benefits, Increasing the Retirement Age

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. outlined a sweeping pension reform agreement that saves billions of taxpayer dollars by capping benefits, increasing the retirement age, stopping abusive practices and requiring state employees to pay at least half of their pension costs.
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 22, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jeffrey Azoff, 26, of Beverly Hills, has been appointed to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors. Azoff has been senior manager and strategic operations manager at Front Line Management Group Inc. since 2008.
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Calif. Governor Brown Cuts Red Tape to Strengthen State's Response to Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As wildfires threaten communities across the state, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today secured approval from U.S. Secretary of...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 20, 2012 to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Leah Brew, 45, of Brea, has been appointed...
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update with Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 391 by Assemblymember...
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Calif. Gov. Brown Launches 'Climate Change: Just The Facts' to Refute Global Warming Deniers

STATELINE, Nev. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. used the occasion of the annual Tahoe Summit to launch a...
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Calif. Gov. Brown announces appointments to California County Superior Courts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of various individuals to California Country Superior Court positions....
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for August 3, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Judith Freyman, 62, of Rocklin, has been...
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Calif. Governor Brown: Use Money to Keep California's Parks Open

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. pledged to work with the California State Legislature to direct millions of...

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Statement on Wisconsin Shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement following the tragic shooting at a Sikh temple...
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Brown and the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians have agreed to an amended tribal-state gaming compact between...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 27, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Carole Goldsmith, 47, of Fresno, has been appointed...
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Calif. Governor Brown Dedicates Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line

ALPINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today dedicated the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line in San Diego County, which will deliver...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 25, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Julie Austin, 56, of Oceanside, has been appointed...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 24, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jim Butler, 47, of Elk Grove, has been...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 19, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced the following appointments: First, Lisa Bates, 43, of Sacramento, has been...
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation (SB 1029) to Improve California's Transportation System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the following appointments: First, Eric Gelber, 65, of Davis, has been...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 16, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced the following appointments: First, Todd Irby, 54, of Sacramento, has been...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Adele Arnold, 60, of Sonora, has been appointed...
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 13, 2012 – New Assembly Bills Signed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 57 by Assemblymember...

Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Pfc. Alejandro J. Pardo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Pfc. Alejandro J. Pardo, who...
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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 11, 2012 to California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, Donna Atteberry, 64, of Mountain View, has been...
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs California Homeowner Bill of Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to halt the “abusive tactics”...
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 389 by Assemblymember...
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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Calif. Assembly Bill Legislative Update for July 9, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 482 by Assemblymember Das...
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Calif. Governor Brown's Government Reorganization Plan Becomes Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The most comprehensive overhaul of state government in decades became official on Tuesday following legislative approval of Governor Edmund...

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