State Government Press Releases

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05/09/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced eight judicial nominations to fill vacancies on the Superior Court, Family Court, District Court and Workers' Compensation Court. These names will be submitted this week to the Rhode Island Senate for confirmation. "I am delighted to...
05/03/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Diane Mederos and Dr. Isadore "Izzy" Ramos to the Rhode Island Board of Elections. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation this week. "The Board of Elections is...
05/02/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, joined by Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Senator Harold M. Metts and Representative Anastasia P. Williams celebrated the postsecondary plans of Rhode Island's high school seniors today...
04/15/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere and Representative Samuel A. Azzinaro, today recognized one of the first classes of Real Jobs Rhode Island graduates in a ceremony at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly. "We continue to focus...
04/14/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate. "Today's jobs report is encouraging. Not since September 1997 has the Rhode Island economy added this many jobs - 2,700 jobs - in one...
04/18/2016
Raimondo Announces Women's History Month Essay Contest Winner PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the winner of the Governor for a Day Essay Contest, a Women's History Month initiative. Rhode Island's 2016 Governor for a Day is Sophia Miranda, an 11-year-old student...
04/13/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Representative Arthur Handy, Senator William J. Conley, Jr., and East Providence Mayor Thomas Rose, today marked the growth of the state's clean energy sector, detailed in the 2016 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report released by the Rhode Island Office of...
04/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Representative Aaron Regunberg and Senator Gayle Goldin, ceremoniously signed legislation to make voter registration easier for Rhode Islanders. The bill will allow Rhode Islanders to register to vote or...
03/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauded the White House's action today addressing the nation's spreading opioid addiction and overdose crisis. President Barack Obama announced new rules that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment and behavioral supports. Additionally,...
03/29/2016
Convenes Leaders to Highlight Mentorship Program PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her continued efforts to make government more responsive to the people it serves, Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened business and state agency leaders today to mark the first anniversary of her initiative to foster...