State Government Press Releases

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06/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Fifteen years after the passage of gender expression protections in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the state employee health plan will cover gender transition services. In May 2001, Rhode Island became the second state in the country to...
06/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore-in Rossie Lee Harris, Jr., the new Judge of the Rhode Island Family Court. "Rossie has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to strengthening families," Raimondo said. "In his new role, I know he will continue to serve our families with...
06/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore-in Judge Michael Forte, the new Chief Judge of the state Family Court. "Judge Forte has demonstrated a clear vision for assisting families during their most difficult times," Raimondo said. "I am proud to swear-in today someone of the...
06/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted an official swearing-in ceremony for Michael J. Feeney, the new Judge of the state Workers' Compensation Court. "Michael brings a wide range of legal qualifications to the Workers' Compensation Court," Raimondo said. "I am confident...
06/20/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore-in Judge Robert Ferrieri, the new Chief Judge of the state Workers' Compensation Court. "Judge Ferrieri brings excellent experience and knowledge from his eight years on the bench," Raimondo said. "I am confident that as Chief Judge, he...
06/16/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's latest economic data. "Although we've made progress -- 4,500 fewer Rhode Islanders are unemployed than a year ago -- creating an economy that's strong enough so that there's a...
06/12/2016
In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on June 16, 2016 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Orlando.
06/10/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has nominated Macky McCleary to be the state's new Administrator of the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC), effective September 5, 2016. She submitted his name to the Rhode Island Senate for advice and consent on Wednesday. Current...
06/09/2016
Raimondo Notes New Digital Technology Site Only Possible Because State Leaders Worked Together PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that General Electric plans to bring new, advanced industry jobs to Rhode Island with the opening of a GE Digital information technology...
06/08/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Joshua H. Brumberger, Wayne M. Kezirian, and Karen A. Santilli to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Board of Directors. Raimondo submitted their names to the Rhode Island Senate for confirmation today. "...