State Government Press Releases

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04/09/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee is launching Rhode Island's first Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition that encourages entrepreneurial-minded high school students to compete for thousands of dollars in post-secondary scholarships. The Challenge begins...
04/02/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the Census Bureau's only full "trial run" taking place in Providence County. "As a former Mayor, I always find it deeply troubling when the federal or state government shortsightedly issues mandates without...
03/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI In a letter sent to the Division of Public Utilities & Carriers last week, Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced his plan to propose legislation that will further protect Rhode Island consumers who are doing business with alternate electric suppliers while protecting potential...
03/22/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee reported progress in his bold effort to ensure millions in corporate tax windfall are returned to Rhode Island utility customers in the form of a rate reduction. According to a letter sent by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to National...
03/06/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement in response to National Grid's performance during the most recent storm. "Haven't we had enough? After the storm Rhode Island experienced in late October, thousands of families went days without power, small...
03/01/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement in support of Rhode Island's proposed Red Flag Law. "Keeping guns out of the hands of anyone who exhibits questionable, threatening behavior is a common-sense measure that puts the safety of Rhode Islanders first. I...
02/22/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor McKee today announced $30,000 in grants secured by his office and the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to update the state's five-year plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation...
02/21/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor McKee, joined by members of his Long Term Care Coordinating Council and Alzheimer's Executive Board, will announce new funding secured by the lieutenant governor's office and the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to update the state's five-year plan...
02/08/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island House of Representatives are calling for immediate rate relief on energy bills to reflect the reduction in the corporate tax from 35 to 21 percent. In late January, local legislators approved House Resolution 31 that calls on the...
01/22/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced today that he is leading Rhode Island communities in the fight against the prescription opioid epidemic by holding accountable the companies responsible for fueling the epidemic across Rhode Island. Lt. Governor McKee organized 13 municipalities...