State Government Press Releases

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12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today announced that she will nominate Stefan Pryor to the newly-created post of Secretary of Commerce. Raimondo will submit Pryor for consideration to the Rhode Island Senate for confirmation. "Stefan Pryor has the depth of experience and the...
12/15/2014
East Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined members of the Educator Autonomy Working Group at the Orlo Avenue School in East Providence to receive their final report. Working group co-chairs Yanaiza Gallant, Principal of the Orlo Avenue School, and Patricia Page, 2014 Rhode...
12/08/2014
Quonset, R.I. – The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that more than 10,000 people are now working at Quonset Business Park and its Port of Davisville. A major milestone for the state and former naval air station and construction battalion base, the event was attended by the...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today announced her intention to nominate Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts to the post of Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). Raimondo will submit Roberts for consideration to the Rhode Island Senate in...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today announced she intends to re-appoint Department of Corrections Director A.T. Wall and will submit his name to the State Senate in January for re-confirmation. "Director Wall is a national leader in corrections and we are fortunate that he...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today announced she intends to re-appoint Department of Environmental Management Director Janet L. Coit and will submit her name to the State Senate in January for re-confirmation. "During the past four years, Director Coit proved to be not only...
12/02/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo today announced Stephen S. Neuman as her chief of staff. Neuman is moving to Rhode Island from the Office of Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. His official start date is January 6, but he will be helping with the ongoing work of the governor-...
11/25/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined House Finance Committee Chair Raymond E. Gallison Jr., House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chair Jan P. Malik, and Senate Special Legislation and Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Walter S. Felag Jr. today to announce that Gilbane Building Co....
11/22/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Since her election, Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo has met with legislative leaders including, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to discuss the challenges facing the state and the legislative session ahead. "Senate President Paiva Weed,...
11/21/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-Elect Gina M. Raimondo today launched www.comeback.ri.gov, a transition website through which Rhode Islanders can learn about the transition, submit resumes for positions in her administration and contact the transition team. "I am focused on assembling the best team...