State Government Press Releases

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02/26/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One year after Governor Gina M. Raimondo established the Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid, Rhode Island is positioned to expand and improve access to quality care and reduce costs. The state is projected to achieve over $100 million of annual Medicaid savings without cutting...
02/25/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today the start of the second annual Governor for a Day essay contest to encourage young women in leadership. "One of my favorite parts of being Rhode Island's first female governor is talking to girls about their dreams," Raimondo said. "I...
02/24/2016
Raimondo Recognizes Student Achievement at North Providence High School PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today recognized North Providence High School for attaining the highest graduation rate in the state at 98 percent. "Congratulations to the entire North Providence High...
02/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced Robert S. Hull as her choice to lead the Department of Revenue. The Governor will submit his name to the Rhode Island State Senate today for their advice and consent. "We are working to ensure that everyone can make it in Rhode Island,
02/17/2016
Director Will Focus on Expanding Opportunities, Increasing Access for Veterans PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced Navy Lieutenant Commander Kasim Yarn as Rhode Island's first Director of Veterans Affairs. The Rhode Island General Assembly created the Cabinet-level...
02/16/2016
Joins Bipartisan Governors' Accord for a New Energy Future PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her continued efforts to act on climate change and promote growth of a clean energy economy in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined 16 governors from across the United States to announce the...
02/15/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in memory of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away this weekend. The flags will...
02/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has appointed Dr. Mary J. Archibald, Ph.D. and Anne M. Nolan to the Rhode Island Parole Board. "The Parole Board is a significant part of our criminal justice system," Raimondo said. "I am confident that Dr. Mary Archibald and Anne Nolan will work...
02/10/2016
Cranston-based Small Business Receives Innovation Voucher PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, visited Agcore Technologies to highlight the importance of small businesses working alongside state universities on research and development...
02/05/2016
Crews Working to Restore Power PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo urges Rhode Islanders to take caution as heavy, wet snow continues to fall across the state. "As you prepare for the commute home, please keep in mind that our area continues to experience heavy snow and strong winds,"