State Government Press Releases

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04/22/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the availability of $525,000 in financial incentives for qualified municipalities seeking to reduce their energy consumption and costs through the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights and control technologies. The "Lead by Example"...
04/21/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement: "With competition from casinos in Massachusetts posing a real threat to an important source of revenue in Rhode Island, we need to examine ways to remain competitive. This is especially true since we have a $...
04/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will meet in Hartford, Connecticut on April 23, 2015 with the Governors of other New England states to pursue next steps in regional efforts to develop and implement a cooperative strategy to address energy infrastructure challenges. The Governors...
04/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "While I'm pleased that the state's unemployment rate decreased and we created some jobs, our state's economy - and too many Rhode...
04/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Stephanie Ogidan Preston and Princess Bomba to serve on the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA). Raimondo will submit their names for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation.
04/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today released the following statements regarding the proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium in Providence. "The PawSox are an important institution in Rhode Island and our goal is to keep them in the...
04/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Shannon Brawley, Martha Holt Castle, Scot Jones, and Guillaume de Ramel to the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) Board of Directors. She will submit their names for consideration to the Rhode Island State...
04/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate six people to serve on the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Raimondo will submit the following names for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation: • Bernard V Buonanno...
04/13/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a part of her jobs plan that puts employers' needs at the center of government workforce development actions to jumpstart the Rhode Island economy. The plan, Real Jobs RI, encourages strategic industry partnerships to help people build...
04/15/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the Adjutant General of Rhode Island, and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, Major General Kevin R. McBride, will retire in June. "Major General McBride has served our state and the country with great skill...