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Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment

08/24/2010 12:00 EDT
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that the State of Rhode Island was one of 10 states to be selected in Phase II of Race to the Top, the competitive $4.35 billion federal program to reward and encourage innovative states that are making significant progress with their education...
08/16/2010 12:30 EDT
Governor Donald L. Carcieri, Senator Jack Reed and Congressman James Langevin will join RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis and other Federal, State and local officials to break ground on the Wickford Junction Train Station. The event, featuring Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Peter...
08/03/2010 14:45 EDT
Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Office of Energy Resources today announced that National Grid has been awarded a $2.3 million Recovery Act grant to offer consumer incentives for residents who heat their homes with propane and oil to make energy efficiency improvements. Under this program,...
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Governor Gina Raimondo

03/24/2017 11:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is pleased with the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report shows that Rhode Island added another 2,200 jobs in February--the first time since May 2015 the state added more than 2,000 jobs in a...
03/23/2017 19:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement regarding the election of Dominick J. Ruggerio as President of the Rhode Island Senate: "I congratulate Senate President Ruggerio and look forward to working closely with him, his leadership team, the members of...
03/23/2017 13:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI - After outlining how the healthcare proposal released earlier this month by congressional Republicans would leave behind the elderly, low-income Rhode Islanders and families throughout the state, Governor Gina M. Raimondo reiterated her pledge today to work to ensure access to high-...
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Department of Revenue

03/24/2017 14:00 EDT
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) today released its FY 2017 Revenue Assessment Report for February 2017. The Revenue Assessment Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the adjusted general revenues by revenue source on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly...
03/24/2017 13:45 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 Cash Collections Report for February 2017. The Cash Collections Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares current fiscal year cash collections by revenue item on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis
03/01/2017 10:45 EST
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 Local 1.0 Percent Meal and Beverage Tax Collections Report for December 2016. The Local 1.0 Percent Meal and Beverage Tax Collections Report compares the collections from the state's local 1.0 percent meal and...
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Lt. Governor's Office

03/20/2017 11:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Monday evening, Lt. Governor Dan McKee and John Gregory of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a televised small business forum at Venue 131 in Cumberland. The evening began with a 30-minute panel discussion moderated by McKee. Panelists discussed statutes...
03/08/2017 11:15 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tonight, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will be joined by local small business owners to highlight co-working and business incubator opportunities in Rhode Island on the fifth episode of McKee's monthly television show, "Advance RI." The show will air on Cox Channel 13, Verizon Channel...
03/07/2017 11:45 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Thursday, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will join Town Manager Derrik Kennedy to spend the day in Westerly visiting local small businesses, the historic United Theatre and the Community College of Rhode Island satellite campus. The visit is part of McKee's commitment to spend time

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Department of Health

03/15/2017 13:45 EDT
In observance of national Kick Butts Day, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is recognizing teenagers and leaders in three communities for their work over the last year to pass local requirements aimed at keeping youth from accessing tobacco products in all forms, preventing nicotine...
03/13/2017 13:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) urges anyone with a special healthcare need to enroll in the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry (RISNER) in advance of the coming winter storm. Enrolling in RISNER does not guarantee assistance, but it does allow local and state emergency...
03/08/2017 14:00 EST
Leadership from hospitals and emergency departments throughout Rhode Island joined Governor Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force today to release a first-in-the-nation set of statewide guidelines to save lives by ensuring consistent, comprehensive care for opioid-use disorder...

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Department of Transportation

03/23/2017 15:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming temporary closure of a portion of Route 146 for the demolition of the Central Street Bridge, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 24 at 10 p.m. Motorists can expect delays during the closure periods, and the...
03/20/2017 14:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to rescind RIDOT'S application for a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Rhode Island Travel Plaza and Transit Center. The decision was...
03/20/2017 11:45 EDT
As part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) ongoing commitment to repair Rhode Island's structurally deficient bridges, it will soon begin the replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence. To complete the work as quickly as possible and minimize...

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Office of the Attorney General

03/24/2017 18:00 EDT
Companies to pay Rhode Island approximately $50 million upfront for disputed years 2004 through 2014 Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that his office and the State of Rhode Island have reached a settlement in principle with various tobacco companies over disputes relating to...
03/24/2017 17:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Henry Lopez (age 27), of Providence, was sentenced today to a total of 22 years to serve followed by 20 years suspended non-parolable for his role in the October 22, 2014 Providence shooting that left Terry Robinson dead and Delacy Andrade injured.
03/24/2017 14:30 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Superior Court Justice Michael Silverstein has issued a consent order enforcing terms within both the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) among Landmark Medical Center (Landmark), the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island (the Rehab) and Prime...

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Office of the Secretary of State

03/02/2017 15:00 EST
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE NELLIE M. GORBEA Earlier today, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung held a press conference where he described alleged voter irregularities that took place in his city during the November Election. The law is clear: only U.S. citizens are eligible to vote and you can only...
02/28/2017 12:45 EST
Group will identify ways to improve election systems in Rhode Island. WARWICK, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today convened the first of three meetings of her Elections Task Force. The task force, made up of state and local elections officials along with Rhode Island voters, is...
02/03/2017 13:15 EST
PROVIDENCE, RI – To help commemorate Black History Month, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today opened Bullets and Bulletins: African American Activism in Civil War Era Rhode Island. The exhibition is the first of a four-part series that will explore how activism in Rhode Island has shaped our...

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Office of the General Treasurer

03/22/2017 09:45 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's pension fund earned $128 million in investment gains in February 2017 bringing its 12-month investment earnings over the $1 billion mark, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced at today's meeting of the State Investment Commission. "Delivering long-term...
03/15/2017 07:15 EDT
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today will join Neil Steinberg, President of the Rhode Island Foundation and Ellen Ford, President of People's Credit Union, at a hearing convened by Representative Deborah Ruggerio (D – Dist. 74 Jamestown/Middletown), Chairwoman, House Committee on Small Business.
03/07/2017 10:15 EST
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) are seeking to expand Rhode Island's Crime Victim Compensation Program (CVCP) to include support for minors who witness homicides or domestic violence. "In our state, it is estimated that children are...

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Department of Business Regulation

04/29/2011 04:30 EDT
Contact: Joe Torti Office: 401-462-9620 jtorti@dbr.ri.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2011 Decision Affirming Constitutionality of Rhode Island's Solvent Insurer's Commutation Plan Makes State Attractive to Insurers in Run-Off New York/Providence â€" (April 27, 2011) â€" In a decision...
07/27/2010 09:45 EDT
On July 21, 2010, GTE REinsurance Company Limited (“GTE RE”), a solvent reinsurer based in Providence, R.I., appeared before the Providence County Superior Court at a hearing to obtain approval to put an unprecedented Commutation Plan before the reinsurer’s creditors so they may vote for its...
06/16/2009 00:00 EDT
Press Release June 15, 2009 LOAN MODIFICATIONS The Division of Banking (“Division”) of the Department of Business Regulation finds that a position statement regarding loan modifications is necessary in order to provide clarity to the industry and to consumers. The Division has learned...

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State Council on the Arts

03/06/2017 15:00 EST
Moses Brown School student Simon Rabatin is this year's Rhode Island winner of the Poetry Out Loud state championship, held Sunday, March 5 at the RISD Museum, sponsored locally by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, VSA arts Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center at the...
02/16/2017 16:45 EST
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, VSA arts Rhode Island, and the RI Teaching Artists Center will hold the12th Annual State Finals for Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation contest for high school students, on Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1 p.m. at The Metcalf Auditorium located in...
01/25/2017 10:30 EST
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that two new art exhibitions are on display in Rhode Island's airports. At TF Green's GREEN SPACE Gallery, an exhibit entitled SPECIFICITY is on display from January 12 through May 1, 2017 while the Block Island Airport Gallery is...

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Economic Recovery

08/24/2010 12:00 EDT
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that the State of Rhode Island was one of 10 states to be selected in Phase II of Race to the Top, the competitive $4.35 billion federal program to reward and encourage innovative states that are making significant progress with their education...
08/16/2010 12:30 EDT
Governor Donald L. Carcieri, Senator Jack Reed and Congressman James Langevin will join RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis and other Federal, State and local officials to break ground on the Wickford Junction Train Station. The event, featuring Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Peter...
08/03/2010 14:45 EDT
Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Office of Energy Resources today announced that National Grid has been awarded a $2.3 million Recovery Act grant to offer consumer incentives for residents who heat their homes with propane and oil to make energy efficiency improvements. Under this program,...

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Executive Office of Health & Human Services

10/16/2012 16:30 EDT
To introduce and help prepare the insurance industry and attorneys for the launch of the Medical Assistance Intercept System (MAIS), the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) will be hosting five (5) informational webinars in October. Insurance companies conducting...
04/10/2012 16:30 EDT
Joined by officials of Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center (Pawtuxet Village), Steven M. Costantino, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and Dr. Michael Fine, Director of the Department of Health (HEALTH), today announced that Pawtuxet Village is...
03/28/2012 15:15 EDT
In a letter to Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center's legal counsel at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, Dr. Michael Fine, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), expressed ongoing concerns regarding clinical care issues at Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center.

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Department of Corrections

09/12/2012 08:30 EDT
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Robert J. Catlow of Cranston, R.I., a 26-year veteran of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, to Chief Inspector, heading up the Office of Inspections. The Director notes, "Bob Catlow combines experience and credibility in
09/12/2012 08:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold a training for its adult probation and parole staff, adult counselors, and partners from community service agencies on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation on Friday, September 14, at the Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County...
08/30/2012 14:45 EDT
On Tuesday, September 2nd, Lloyd Hedges will enter his 51st year of service as a Correctional Officer with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Colleagues, family, and friends will honor Lloyd at a celebration of this important anniversary on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at the...

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