State Government Press Releases

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08/17/2016
Issues Statewide "Drought Advisory" to Raise Awareness of Dry Conditions PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is issuing a statewide "Drought Advisory," based on indicators and assessments from the state's Drought Steering Committee. "Rhode Islanders should be aware the state will...
08/09/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Representative Jan P. Malik, Senator Walter S. Felag, Jr., Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim Yarn, and Brigadier General Christopher Callahan, Adjutant General of the state of Rhode Island, today ceremonially signed several new bills to...
08/04/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore in Brian A. Goldman, the new Judge of the state District Court. "I am happy to be appointing a Judge who is not only a skilled and experienced lawyer, but is also a veteran who has served his country," Raimondo said. "Judge Goldman will...
08/03/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Major customer service improvements made by the staff of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program have reduced waiting times by 63 percent during this summer's recent peak claim period versus last summer's peak period. These improvements highlight the benefits of the Lean...
07/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore-in James J. Caruolo, the new Associate Judge of the state District Court. "With his years of legal and military service, Jim brings valuable experience to the District Court," Raimondo said. "Given the additional emphasis the District...
07/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's latest economic data. "Our economy's gain of 1,700 jobs is welcome news but we still have significant room for improvement," Governor Raimondo said. "This week alone, I have...
07/21/2016
Day Will Include Free State Beach Parking, Free Saltwater Fishing, and Free RIPTA Bus Service on Route 66 PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the schedule of activities for the 28th Annual Governor's Bay Day celebration on Sunday, July 24. The day includes free parking at all...
07/20/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Electric Boat (EB) today unveiled a strategic workforce plan aimed at addressing long-term hiring opportunities at Quonset Point. EB's Rhode Island facility currently employs 3,500 workers, and the company expects to employ more than 5,500 workers...
07/19/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Electric Boat (EB) today unveiled a strategic workforce plan aimed at addressing long-term hiring opportunities at Quonset Point. EB's Rhode Island facility currently employs 3,500 workers, and the company expects to employ more than 5,500 workers...
07/19/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Proclamation issued by President Obama, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to remain at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on July 22, 2016 in honor of the victims...