State Government Press Releases

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06/24/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today praised the General Assembly for passing legislation creating a local government investment pool (LGIP). The LGIP, one of Raimondo’s top legislative priorities, will help the state and municipalities better manage and improve the...
06/15/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced their partnership to work through the summer to craft a comprehensive solution for state pension system reform. In an effort to keep the community and all stakeholders involved during this process...
05/25/2011
PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, along with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, called for action in tackling the state’s $6.8 billion pension crisis – a crisis decades in the making that must be solved to preserve public vital services, and grow the state’s economy.
05/17/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced that last week her office engaged the services of Sullivan & Company, LLP of Providence, R.I. to conduct an audit of the disability pension system administered by the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI). The...
05/06/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today noted that Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) has revised its ratings outlook from negative to stable on Rhode Island’s bonds and confirmed the state’s rating of “AA” on its general obligation bonds....
04/19/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the state has retained the services of Hawkins Delafield Wood of Washington, D.C. to assist the state in updating all of its bond disclosure statements. The firm was selected as part of a request for proposal process...
04/15/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, chair of the State Retirement Board, today released the following statement regarding the April 13 Retirement Board meeting, during which the recommendations from the Actuarial Experience Study for the Six-Year Period Ending June 30, 2010 were...
04/11/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced the appointment of Melba Depena as program administrator for the state’s Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Depena comes to this position from the Providence Human Relations Commission, where she has served as executive director...
02/24/2011
General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the state’s annual Unclaimed Property list has been produced under budget this year. The list of 21,000 names, with total claims worth about $9.7 million, is also reaching Rhode Islanders earlier than in past years. “As General Treasurer,...
02/23/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced three new staff members in the areas of policy, operations and pensions. She has also decided to retain the state’s chief investment officer and to fill the associate director of finance position through an internal promotion.