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January 6, 2014

GOV. MALLOY AND LT GOV. WYMAN STATEMENTS ON ADDITIONAL FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR NEWTOWN RECOVERY EFFORTS


(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements in response to the U.S. Department of Education's announcement that it will award Newtown Public Schools with an additional $1.9 million grant for support services following the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


"There is no blueprint for healing and the path will be different for each child, friend, family and survivor of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School," said Governor Malloy. "I would like to thank President Obama and Secretary Duncan for their continued support of the state of Connecticut and community of Newtown as we resolve to move forward in the wake of these unthinkable acts. This is yet another act of kindness that will support the children of Newtown in the healing process."


"It is essential that we support the children of Newtown in their efforts to heal from tragedies that occurred during their most developmental years," Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said. "I am thankful for this federal grant which further supports the critical work we've begun in this state."


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