State Government Press Releases

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05/26/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that through a partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat, six career and technical schools will be able to offer training to prepare students for careers in marine industries. "We are committed to helping our students build the...
05/24/2016
Deborah Parente lost her son, Peter, to a drug overdose in 2015. Read her powerful story below. Parente writes, "Opioid addiction and overdose can enter any home. I know, because it entered mine... As a mother who has lost a child to overdose, I found it heartening that Gov. Gina Raimondo...
05/19/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's latest economic data. "Today's jobs and unemployment report reflects both the progress our state has made and the lingering challenges we have to confront to ensure that...
05/18/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today thanked the Senate for confirming her two nominees to the Quonset Development Corporation Board of Directors, John S. Justo and Susan Leach DeBlasio, Esq. "The Quonset Development Corporation is a valuable asset to our state and a great way to...
05/17/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation to strengthen the Crime Victim Compensation Fund. "The Crime Victim Compensation Fund serves Rhode Islanders at their most vulnerable," Raimondo said. "As Treasurer, I worked to support crime victims and their families, and I...
05/16/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today shared her priorities for creating opportunities for our youngest learners that put them on an early path to success. As part of her Summit on Early Learning, Raimondo highlighted the importance of reading to children as early as possible to...
05/13/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and other state leaders hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today on a tour of an apprenticeship program that provides skills training in the plumbing, pipefitting, and steam...
05/13/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today nominated Marion Gold to be a Commissioner on the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC). She also nominated Carol Grant to replace Gold as the Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources (OER). The Governor will submit their names to...
05/13/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day recognizes all law enforcement officers who have died in...
05/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo unveiled today an action plan aimed at reducing the number of overdose deaths in Rhode Island over the next three years. She also urged the General Assembly to pass the $4 million funding proposal in her FY 2017 budget which expands access to peer...