State Government Press Releases

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07/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced Colonel Christopher P. Callahan as the next Adjutant General of Rhode Island, and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard. Colonel Callahan is replacing Major General Kevin R. McBride, who retired in June after decades of...
07/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, today signed the Fiscal Year 2016 State Budget. This robust jobs plan begins the process of putting people back to work by rebuilding our schools, attracting and...
06/26/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following the statement praising the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutional right to same-sex marriage nationwide. "Today is a great day for all Americans. With this historic decision, every couple has the right to marry -...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Roberts, and HealthSource RI Director Anya Rader Wallack today issued the following statements on the Supreme Court's Decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. "Everyone...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Scott DePasquale, CEO of Utilidata and the chair of the new Cybersecurity Commission, today announced the Commission members who will develop a clear strategy to make Rhode Island more secure against cyber threats and create new jobs in the...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As an expression of Rhode Island's sincerest condolences to all those touched by the tragedy at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., Governor Gina M. Raimondo has directed that Rhode Island flags be flown at half-staff at state facilities and buildings from Friday,...
07/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello hosted a bill signing ceremony today to mark the passage of legislation to raise Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9 to $9.60 effective January 1, 2016. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Erin P. Lynch...
06/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "Although it is encouraging to see Rhode Island's unemployment rate fall below six percent, there are still far too many families...
06/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the newly-created "Real Jobs Rhode Island" initiative. Real Jobs Rhode Island, part of the Raimondo Jobs Plan,...
06/16/2015
CRANSTON, RI - The Woonsocket Division of Motor Vehicles at 217 Pond Street is closed effective June 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. due to an electrical outage affecting several thousand residents and businesses in the area. The Woonsocket DMV is expected to reopen on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m....