State Government Press Releases

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01/22/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement following the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "I am pleased that Rhode Island's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since March 2008. However, Rhode Island's...
01/21/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Nominee Stefan Pryor will visit Daniele Food, Inc. for their first "Make it in RI" site visit. The stop will give them a sneak peak of Daniele's new facility, opening in April 2015. "We will create opportunities for Rhode...
01/21/2015
Quonset, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park achieved its fifth consecutive record breaking year for automobiles imported by ship in 2014. More than 178,000 automobiles were imported at the Port last year, with another 34,000 autos...
01/21/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina Raimondo today announced her intention to nominate Sidney "Macky" McCleary as the director of the Department of Business Regulations (DBR). Raimondo will submit McCleary's name for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation this month. "In...
01/21/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address: "President Obama put forward an opportunity-focused agenda in his State of the Union Address this evening that puts working families first and continues...
01/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina Raimondo today announced her intention to nominate Maria Montanaro as the director of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). Raimondo will submit Montanaro's name for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate...
01/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she has appointed Jamia R. McDonald to the position of Chief Strategy Officer for Executive Office of Health and Human Services. In this role, one of McDonald's first tasks will be to...
01/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the passing of Sister Ann Keefe, SSJ. "As one of our state's strongest voices for social and economic justice, Sister Ann Keefe always pushed us to be better and to do better for one another, especially our...
01/13/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today met with her Cabinet for the first time to lay out the vision of her administration - to create opportunities for all families. Following the meeting, the Governor's office hosted an informal meet and greet for the cabinet with members of the...
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...