State Government Press Releases

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08/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff beginning Tuesday, August 11 in honor of the service and sacrifice of Master Sergeant Peter A. McKenna Jr., 35, of Bristol, Rhode Island. McKenna died August 8, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
08/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the state has reached a final agreement with SEIU District 1199 New England regarding family child care providers who are a part of Rhode Island's Child Care Assistance Program. SEIU members voted unanimously last night to ratify...
08/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a collaboration with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program to support her ongoing efforts to get Rhode Islanders back to work. Brookings, with its strong track record in developing successful economic strategies in...
08/06/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo hosted a discussion today at the Rhode Island Veterans Home with Veterans, servicemembers and military families to kick off the search for a new Cabinet-level Director of the Division of Veterans Affairs. During the conversation, Veterans,...
08/06/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to mark the passage of legislation (S 999 and H 6312) authorizing the Secretary of State to purchase modern voting equipment and software. "Fifty years ago today,...
08/06/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian today visited the Governor Francis Neighborhood in Warwick, one of the areas most affected by yesterday's early morning storm, and received an update on clean-up efforts across the City of Warwick. The Governor has...
08/05/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today presided over a military and promotion ceremony for Colonel Christopher P. Callahan, naming him the 44th Adjutant General for the State of Rhode Island and the Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard. "I know Brigadier General...
08/04/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo, along with the state's Congressional delegation today announced that the White House has chosen Rhode Island to be a part of the President's TechHire initiative, a bold multisector effort to empower Americans with the skills they need to succeed in today's...
07/30/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statements in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs: "Medicaid serves one in four Rhode Islanders, helping build healthier...
07/24/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts, and Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen today issued the following statements in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): "People with...