State Government Press Releases

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04/18/2018
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 Friday, April 20th 2018 in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush. "...
04/18/2018
One of Only Three States to Meet High Quality Standards PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor M. Gina Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has once again been recognized as a national leader in early childhood education, as one of only three states to meet the quality standards of the National...
04/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today after the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "Barbara Bush was an inspiration to a generation of Americans. I remember being in high school and college watching this strong woman in the national spotlight...
04/12/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Today on Yom HaShoah, we remember the six million Jews and millions of others who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust. We remember the families torn apart and...
04/10/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Amgen, a world-leading biotechnology company, will expand in Rhode Island, with a new $160-million next-generation biomanufacturing plant that will be the first of its kind in the United States. The facility, which will produce...
04/06/2018
Promotes Childhood Literacy as Part of Third Grade Reading Challenge PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued a proclamation today declaring the week of April 9-13 as Reading Week 2018 in Rhode Island. While schools across the state celebrate Reading Week at different times throughout...
04/05/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Gun Safety Working Group will be chaired by Narragansett Town Manager James Manni and Dr. Megan Ranney of Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School. In February, Governor Raimondo became the first governor in America following...
04/04/2018
Paid Summer Internships Give High School Students Hands-on Work Experience PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Rhode Island's leading employers and other stakeholders gathered together Wednesday to celebrate the launch of a new internship program that will provide 100 high school...
04/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to initiate rulemaking that would weaken national greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks. "A strong, national...
03/27/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials, representatives from Wexford Science and Technology, Brown University, the Cambridge Innovation Center, Johnson & Johnson and members of the public to celebrate the completion of construction on the steel framing...