State Government Press Releases

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08/09/2017
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant, Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and members of the General Assembly, today signed legislation supporting the growth of clean energy in Rhode Island. "We have made so...
08/09/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and leaders from the state General Assembly, today hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation strengthening Rhode Island's response to the opioid overdose crisis. "This epidemic is our...
08/07/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed the FY 2018 budget into law this evening, immediately following its passage by the Rhode Island State Senate. "This is a Jobs Budget, with a lot in it to help Rhode Islanders," Raimondo said. "It makes Rhode Island the first state on the East...
08/07/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline, State Representative David A. Coughlin and State Senator Gayle L. Goldin, hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation making Rhode Island the ninth state in the...
08/11/2017
PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened a working meeting today in the State Room with mayors and officials from Rhode Island's cities and towns to discuss the impact of the nearly month-long legislative budget impasse on local communities. In June, the House and Senate both passed nearly...
07/25/2017
PROVIDENCE - Tying into a prominent theme of the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting, the Rhode Island Governor's Homeland Security Advisory Board (HSAB) held its first meeting last Wednesday to discuss the future of the state's homeland and cybersecurity initiatives. "I...
07/19/2017
PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today visited Roger Wheeler State Beach to sign an Executive Order announcing that the 29th Governor's Bay Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Governor's Bay Day will include free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as...
07/18/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today received the 2017 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Governor of the Year Award in recognition of her leadership and commitment to strengthening the bioscience industry within Rhode Island. BIO is the world's largest trade association...
07/14/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - In the last 8 years, more than 1,800 Rhode Islanders have died as the result of an overdose, one of the highest overdose rates in America. CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo and Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a partnership to open an Opioid Center of Excellence in Woonsocket to...
07/18/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order calling for a wide range of immediate actions and initiatives in Rhode Island to prevent opioid overdoses and save lives. The Executive Order, which was signed at a meeting of the Governor's Overdose Prevention and...