State Government Press Releases

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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 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 ensure that National Grid'...
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...
11/09/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo has secured commitments from Lifespan and CharterCare to work collaboratively with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training to place health care workers from Memorial Hospital into vacant jobs in their systems if the Pawtucket hospital closes. "If Memorial...
11/09/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that they will repeal the Clean Power Plan: "The repeal of the Clean Power Plan is the latest in a series of disappointing and misguided actions taken by the Trump...
11/09/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings to remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 in honor of Superior Court Judge Walter Stone. Flags are currently flying at half-staff in memory of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting,...
10/05/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by members of the General Assembly and community advocates, today signed the package of legislation collectively known as the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. The bills aim to improve Rhode Island's criminal justice system while reducing costs...