State Government Press Releases

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05/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement in response to news that the Block Island Power Company this morning transferred the island's electrical system from diesel generators to energy generated from offshore wind turbines. "Rhode Island has always led by example....
05/02/2017
Credit covers extra personnel and contracted services costs in FY17 and expected contracted services costs through the first quarter of FY18 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Deloitte will provide a $27 million credit to the State of Rhode Island to cover unanticipated costs of the UHIP roll out. The credit...
05/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam hosted a call for members of Rhode Island's business community today to discuss the successes of the Tennessee Promise scholarship initiative and answer questions about what Rhode Island has learned from Tennessee in...
04/20/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Rhode Island's unemployment continues to trend downward, our labor force is growing, businesses are giving Rhode Island a fresh look and thousands more...
04/18/2017
As part of her continuing efforts to foster innovation and economic development opportunities, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the appointment of the state's first Cybersecurity Officer. Mike Steinmetz will serve as the Governor's principal policy advisor on cybersecurity and will be...
04/18/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined the New England Board of Higher Education to announce the creation of a new regional Commission on Higher Education and Employability, designed to work with the private sector to improve the career readiness of New England college and university graduates.
04/07/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the winner of her Women's History Month essay contest. Rhode Island's 2017 Governor for a Day is Mianna Gonsalves, an 11-year-old student at Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School who wrote about the importance of fostering student leadership at a young age.
04/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered until sunset on April 6, 2017 in honor of former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn. Rhode Island flags will remain at half-staff until sunrise on Monday, April 10,...
04/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the Rhode Island flag to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of former Senate President Pro Tempore William A. Walaska. The flag will be lowered beginning Thursday, April 6 and return to full staff at...
03/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is pleased with the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report shows that Rhode Island added another 2,200 jobs in February--the first time since May 2015 the state added more than 2,000 jobs in a...