State Government Press Releases

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03/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Fiscal Year 2016 budget is a forward-looking, balanced budget proposal rooted in the belief that every hardworking person deserves the chance to make it in Rhode Island. Her budget offers significant investments in growth and has no broad-based tax...
03/12/2015
"Helping students build the skills they need to succeed in a 21st century economy is one of the best investments we can make. It's investing directly in people to give them a ladder of opportunity, and it's also an economic driver for our state. My jobs budget will invest in each rung of the...
03/12/2015
"We must create conditions that will jump start our struggling economy and create jobs." -Governor Gina M. Raimondo Cultivating a Favorable Business Environment • To maintain stability and predictability in the state's tax climate, the Governor's budget includes no broad-based tax...
03/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her first budget presentation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will launch the state's first web-based budget tool this evening to help Rhode Islanders better navigate and understand the many ways this proposal will create jobs and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.
03/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On Thursday evening, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will release her Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Rooted in the belief that everyone should have the chance to make it in Rhode Island, her budget will include significant investments to create opportunity for our students. "Helping...
03/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Today, Governor Gina M. Raimondo called on the General Assembly to increase the minimum wage from the current $9.00 per hour to $10.10 per hour as quickly as possible. "Raising the minimum wage will help Rhode Island's working families by making work pay," said Raimondo. "We...
03/06/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo recently nominated Christopher H. Little and Heather Tow-Yick to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. Raimondo submitted their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "As we work to strengthen our economy,...
03/05/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Kate Blacklock, Carmen Diaz-Jusino, Michelle Kwan and Lorén Spears to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Raimondo will submit these names for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for...
03/05/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate three new members to the Governor's Workforce Board. Raimondo submitted the following names for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation: • Suzanna "Suzy" Alba of Smithfield (...
03/03/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott as the next Director of the Department of Health. Raimondo will submit Dr. Alexander-Scott's name for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "Healthy Rhode...