State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Division of Elderly Affairs Director Charlie Fogarty today issued the following statements in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the Social Security program: "My top priority is expanding opportunity so everyone has a chance to make it in...
08/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today accepted the resignation of State Poet Rick Benjamin, effective January 15, 2016. Benjamin is moving to California and has accepted a teaching and administrative position at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The State Arts Council will...
08/14/2015
Announces Statewide School Construction Assessment and Opens the Application Process for Capital Fund PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today launched the School Building Authority, a component of her Jobs Plan, that includes conducting the first statewide school construction...