(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- Following news of the passing of former head of the New York City and New York State Building and Construction Trades councils, Edward Malloy, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Wednesday hailing the contributions made by Malloy over the years.
"Today we mourn the passing of Ed Malloy, who for decades stood up for the working men and women of New York and helped build the state into the great place it is today," Cuomo said in a statement.
"Ed pioneered the Project Pathways agreement and Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills that changed the face of the construction industry and opened the door for more than a thousand young, diverse New Yorkers to launch successful careers in the building trades. He was an early partner in forging the public-private partnerships that have helped pave the way toward building a new Tappan Zee Bridge," Cuomo went on to say.
Malloy died on Tuesday. He was 77.
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