State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/26/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding the proposed Senate Trumpcare Bill: "Congressional Republicans are trying to pass an immoral piece of legislation and they're hoping that no one notices. The Affordable Care Act is working in Rhode Island....
06/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today upon release of the May 2017 jobs report: "Two and a half years ago, we started the difficult work to get Rhode Island's economy moving again. For most of the year before I took office, our unemployment rate was...
06/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed and Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President John F.W. Rogers today celebrated the first graduation of the 10,000 Small Businesses program in Rhode Island, which expands access to capital and provides practical business education for...
06/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order reaffirming Rhode Island's commitment to the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement. The day after President Trump announced his disappointing decision to pull the United States out of the historic climate accord,...
06/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed a proclamation declaring June LGBTQ Pride Month. For decades, Rhode Island's LGBTQ community has fought tirelessly for inclusion and equality. "I'm proud to declare June Pride Month and celebrate the countless contributions that the...