State Government Press Releases

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01/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she will nominate Charlie Fogarty to the position of Director of the Division of Elderly Affairs. Raimondo will submit Fogarty, former head of the Department of Labor and Training (DLT), for consideration to the Rhode Island Senate...
01/06/2015
Inaugural Address Governor Gina M. Raimondo January 6, 2015 My fellow Rhode Islanders, it is a great honor to address you today. I am humbled by the challenges before us, mindful of the many Rhode Island families struggling with some of the toughest economic conditions that we've ever faced,...
01/06/2015
Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo today released the names and titles of the individuals who have been hired to serve in the Office of the Governor. "I am thrilled with the talented and capable people who will be joining my team in the Governor's office," said Governor-elect Raimondo. "I am...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today announced the appointment of Anya Rader Wallack, Ph.D., as Director of HealthSource RI (HSRI), Rhode Island's health insurance exchange. Wallack has a long career in state health policy, including serving two Governors in Vermont and working...
12/24/2014
Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Rhode Island Department of Administration's Office of Regulatory Reform (ORR) and Office of Digital Excellence (ODE) have selected 10 municipalities to pilot a new statewide e-permitting initiative. It will modernize state...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she will nominate Scott Jensen to the position of Director of Labor and Training. She also announced that she will nominate Melba Depena to the position of Director of Human Services. Raimondo will submit both Jensen and...
12/23/2014
State Agencies Complete Review in Record Time, More than 250 Changes Identified, Next Steps Recommend Statutory Reform Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the release of the Final Report for the accelerated regulatory project. The Office of Management and Budget's...
12/23/2014
Providence, RI. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Division of Planning's Office of Housing and Community Development today to announce that 26 Rhode Island cities and towns will receive nearly $5.3 million in grants from the 2014 Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant (...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she will nominate Michael DiBiase to the position of Director of Administration. Raimondo will submit DiBiase, Fidelity executive and former Chief of Staff to Governor Lincoln Almond, for consideration to the Rhode Island...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today appointed Peter Gaynor to lead the Rhode Island Department of Emergency Management. This morning she also participated in a tabletop exercise to simulate an emergency situation. "Pete Gaynor has done an outstanding job as the head of...