State Government Press Releases

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09/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has requested that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until Monday, September 14 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. "In memory of the...
09/10/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today continued to highlight recent investments in education by focusing on increasing college access and affordability. The Rhode Island's Promise scholarship will help students with proven academic performance to tackle the gap between their financial...
09/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today applauded the state receiving a $5 million American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant from the US Department of Labor. The co-applicants of this competitive grant are the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and The Providence Plan.
09/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the FY15 Preliminary Closing Statement, issued by the Department of Administration's Office of Accounts and Control, shows the state ended fiscal year 2015 with a $166.4 million General Fund surplus. General revenue expenditures were $
09/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she is increasing efforts to protect Rhode Island workers against employers who violate labor laws, including underpaying wages. A new Workplace Fraud Unit within the Department of Labor and Training's Workplace Regulation and...
08/31/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the findings of a new report highlighting the growing strength of the clean energy economy in Rhode Island. The 2015 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report states that this sector currently supports nearly 10,000 jobs and suggests that...
08/24/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo recently appointed Katherine Gutman to The Rhode Island Public Education Advisory Council for Organ and Tissue Donation Registration (Advisory Council). "Our comeback can only be successful if Rhode Islanders are leading healthy, productive lives,"...
08/21/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "I am pleased that Rhode Island's unemployment rate continues to decrease and we are gaining back the jobs that have been lost. While I...
08/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Department of Environmental Management (DEM), and Department of Health (DOH) urges Rhode Islanders to use caution, stay cool, and check on elderly neighbors during periods of extreme heat.
08/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her choice of Dr. Peter V. August of the University of Rhode Island as Chair of the newly-created Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board. Dr. August, along with the other board members, were confirmed...