State Government Press Releases

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01/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, in partnership with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, today hosted a luncheon to recognize the winners of the RI Kids' Healthy Recipe Challenge. "As a mom, I know how important it is to start...
01/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement applauding the Rhode Island General Assembly for their efforts to establish the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act of 2016: "Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Rhode Island and touches...
01/05/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced the unanimous approval Greystone of Lincoln, Inc. to enter into the first Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credit agreement, which will lead to the creation of 25 manufacturing jobs. Greystone is a manufacturer of high...
01/04/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her continued efforts to build healthy communities and showcase our state's beauty to the world, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today established the Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation Council. The council will be responsible for increasing awareness about the use and...
01/04/2016
Rate Paid to Tipped Workers Increases to $3.39 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today marked the increase of Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9.00 to $9.60. In addition, the minimum rate paid to tipped workers increased from $2.89 to $3.39. "When I was sworn into office,...
12/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "Since January, the Rhode Island economy has added over 6,000 jobs. These numbers are encouraging, but we still have a long way to go to...
12/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, working with the leadership of the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA), is encouraging the RIPTA board to consider new alternatives to the proposed fare increases for the elderly and people with disabilities. "When it comes to our...
12/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit today announced the finalists of the RI Kids' Healthy Recipe Challenge. The Governor's office, in partnership with the RI Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, received 126 recipes from 5th-8th graders from around Rhode Island and...
12/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, with Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, today launched three new incentive programs at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket, RI. These programs are designed to enhance business attraction and jumpstart new local...
12/08/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - As part of her efforts to reduce the effects of climate change and transition to a cleaner, low-carbon energy economy, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order to task state agencies with reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their...