State Government Press Releases

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09/16/2016
Redoubles Efforts for Veterans with Two New Case Managers PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo ushered in a new era for Rhode Island veterans with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Office of Veterans Affairs' new headquarters and resource center today in Warwick. She was joined by...
09/14/2016
Three out of four third graders will read at grade level by 2025; third-grade reading goal first in a series of strategic goals to be announced before the end of the year PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Citing a series of initiatives and programs focused on helping children develop the skills they need to...
09/09/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - According to a Proclamation issued by President Obama, Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2016, will be recognized as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and...
09/08/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After more than 30 years in law enforcement, including more than five as Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, Colonel Steven O'Donnell announced today he will retire later this month. Governor Gina M. Raimondo thanks Col. O'Donnell for his years of service and...
09/06/2016
Westerly, Newport, Providence Launch P-TECH Programs This Week WESTERLY, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of Westerly High School's P-TECH program. The Pathways in Technology Early College High School program (P-TECH) is designed...
09/02/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Last night, Governor Gina M. Raimondo visited the last class of a free, intensive, 16-week computer coding course offered by Real Jobs RI grantee LaunchCode, a nonprofit that partners with employers to create paid apprenticeships and jobs for those lacking traditional computer...
09/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Closing Statement, issued by the Department of Administration's Office of Accounts and Control, shows the state ended FY 2016 with a $167 million General Fund surplus - $44 million more than...
08/31/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered all Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings beginning at sunrise on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunrise on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, in memory of former...
08/30/2016
Online Retailer Moves Entire Company from Connecticut to Rhode Island, Bringing 40 Jobs and Plans to Expand PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials at a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the opening of Ivory Ella's new headquarters in Westerly....
08/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the PARCC scores: "As we continue to focus on growing the Rhode Island economy and preparing young people for the challenging careers of the 21st-century, we have to develop and support great schools and a...