State Government Press Releases

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11/04/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today appointed Tina Cane of Rumford as Rhode Island Poet Laureate. Cane replaces Rick Benjamin, who resigned late last year to accept a teaching and administrative position at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "I am thrilled to have Tina...
11/03/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo named Ann C. Assumpico as the 13th Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police. Assumpico started her career in law enforcement nearly 40 years ago as a corrections officer at the Adult Correctional Institution. She later served as a patrol officer...
11/02/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the anticipated impact of HealthSource RI (HSRI)'s open enrollment period on customer service at the Department of Human Services (DHS) field offices and HSRI Contact Center. "The beginning of the month is...
10/28/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), the Rhode Island National Guard (RING), and the Southeastern New England Defense Industry...
10/25/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Over lunch at Gregg's Restaurant on Post Road, Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and state and local officials heard about the hopes and struggles of several long-term unemployed Rhode Island workers and the success stories of a few formerly unemployed...
10/20/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Today's report reinforces the need to remain tirelessly focused on building a strong and innovative 21st century economy by investing in the skills of our...
10/17/2016
Providence DHS Center to remain open until 6:30pm two days a week to help ease wait times PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo directed the Department of Human Services to immediately begin offering extended hours two days a week at the Providence DHS Field Office in an effort to reduce...
10/14/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Last night, while serving as the featured guest at Common Cause Rhode Island's annual meeting, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced her decision to petition the court for the release of documents collected during the grand jury investigation into 38 Studios once the civil lawsuit...
10/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined with city officials today to tour Main Street in East Greenwich, one of seven projects chosen to receive Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Funds. "The Main Streets in our cities and towns are hubs of economic growth - and the...
10/04/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo opened the second round of the state's Innovation Voucher Program today, soliciting applications from Rhode Island companies with fewer than 500 employees to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to fund research and development (R&D). "The...