State Government Press Releases

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12/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset on December 7, in honor of the lives lost and forever changed on December 7, 1941. "Today we honor the more than 2,400...
12/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will lower unemployment insurance tax rates again next year, saving Rhode Island employers an additional $10 million. This is the second consecutive year unemployment insurance rates...
11/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today led university, state and local leaders in the opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting of South Street Landing. The former South Street Power Station facility now houses 265,000 square-feet of academic and office space occupied by the Rhode Island...
11/28/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island Director of Corrections A.T. Wall will retire in early 2018 after more than three decades of public service. Director Wall has led the Rhode Island Department of Corrections for nearly two decades and is the longest-tenured Corrections Director in the nation. "A.T....
11/27/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Infosys, the global leader in consulting, technology, and next generation services, intends to open its new Design and Innovation Hub in Providence and create 500 jobs in Rhode Island by 2022. "We are excited to welcome Infosys to...
11/09/2017
Governor Raimondo and Care New England (CNE) along with CNE members Butler Hospital, The Providence Center, and Continuum Behavioral Health, today announced a new Center of Excellence for opioid addiction that will offer a longer treatment period and access to substance use disorder services. As...
11/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset on November 9, 2017 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Sutherland Springs,
11/01/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Governor Gina M. Raimondo directed the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC) Administrator Macky McCleary to conduct an investigative review of National Grid's storm preparedness and restoration efforts ahead of and following this week's wind and rain storm. To...
11/09/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Tanner to lead the state Department of Business Regulation. In addition, Governor Raimondo announced her appointment of Mark A. Furcolo to lead the state Department of Revenue. "Since 2015,
11/09/2017
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today calling on the Trump Administration to do more to address the nation's opioid overdose epidemic: "The opioid crisis in our state and nation is the most urgent public health crisis we have faced since the HIV/AIDS...