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New York Announces $45M To Protect Religious Schools, Organizations

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Kevin P. Coughlin
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Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
From left, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Governor Andrew Cuomo at the No Fear, No Hate Solidarity March over the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will add $45 million in funding to protect religious institutions.

His announcement came Sunday at the No Fear, No Hate Solidarity March across the Brooklyn Bridge to support New York Jewish communities that have seen a rash of anti-Semitic violence. 

The additional money will support safety and security at places of worship, private schools and cultural centers that could be targets for potential hate crimes. 

State Police have also created a tip line for hate crimes: 1-877-NO-HATE-NY.