State Government Press Releases

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06/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The state's Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim J. Yarn will host a town hall-style meeting Saturday in Bristol to hear from veterans and their families on issues of concern to them. Local elected officials and a representative from United Way's 2-1-1 program will be in attendance...
05/31/2017
DHS Providence and Woonsocket offices will not be open to the public on Saturdays during the summer months of July and August. Customers can come to these two locations this Saturday, June 3rd from 8:30am-12:30pm, or visit any of the six offices during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4pm).
05/26/2017
Today, the Office of the Auditor General released an audit report covering the launch of the state's Health Insurance Exchange (HealthSource RI), as well as the Unified Health Infrastructure Project (UHIP) integrated eligibility system. The Rhode Island Department of Administration (DOA),...
05/24/2017
Providence, Rhode Island, May 24, 2017 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs (RIOVA) announced a new pilot bus pass program today for local veterans. Funded by a grant from Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs, the project will...
05/12/2017
Raimondo Appoints Beane as EOHHS Secretary, Hawkins as DHS Director PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo, today, introduced a new, permanent leadership team for her Health Cabinet and announced that she intends to nominate Eric J. Beane as the next Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive...
05/05/2017
CRANSTON, R.I. The Department of Human Services new, detailed performance metrics dashboard for May shows a 20 percent reduction in pending applications in April alone. The dashboard, released today, includes data to help track the progress of the State's UHIP turnaround effort. Other...
05/01/2017
Deloitte will provide a $27 million credit to Rhode Island taxpayers to cover unanticipated costs of the UHIP roll out. The credit will cover a temporary hiring surge at the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) to address the backlog of pending applications, as well as other State...
04/10/2017
The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interest groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed state plan for the RI Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons. This hearing will be held on Tuesday,...
03/29/2017
Customers Please Note: DHS field offices will be open on Saturday, April 8th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The offices will not be open this coming Saturday, April 1st. Extended weekday hours for the Providence and Woonsocket field offices will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.
02/24/2017
Providence, R.I. (February 24, 2017) Acting Department of Human Services Director Eric Beane today released the following statement on the Settlement Agreement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) related to...