State Government Press Releases

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07/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony at Packaging and More in Central Falls to mark the passage of legislation requiring employers provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace for pregnant women and new moms (H 5674 and S 0276). "As a working...
07/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "While Rhode Island's unemployment rate continues to improve, we are still not recovering at pace with the rest of the country....
07/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by defense and intelligence experts, today participated in a Cybersecurity Summit at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. The discussion focused on the evolving threat of cyberattacks and the unique role Rhode Island can play supporting this...
07/15/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony at Roger Williams Park Zoo to mark the passage of legislation naming the American burying beetle, an endangered species that exists on Block Island, the Rhode Island state insect. Third graders from St. Michael's...
07/08/2015
CRANSTON, RI - The State of Rhode Island today announced that the following state agencies at the Pastore Complex in Cranston have been impacted by a power outage in the area. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): The DMV in Cranston is closed. It is recommended that those needing to use DMV...
07/08/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced Dr. Ken Wagner as her choice to lead the Rhode Island Department of Education. Wagner, who is stepping down as the senior deputy commissioner for education policy for the New York State Department of Education this month,...
07/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her efforts to foster innovation and accountability across state government, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order establishing the Justice Reinvestment Working Group. This data-driven approach, in collaboration with the Council of State...
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 -...