State Government Press Releases

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03/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Senate President Paiva Weed: "Senate President Paiva Weed has dedicated her adult life to public service. Throughout her career, she has led the way to protect the most vulnerable people in our state and has...
03/16/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 15, 2017) - Governor Gina M. Raimondo testified today before the House Finance Committee in support of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship initiative which would guarantee every Rhode Island student with an opportunity to attend two years of college tuition-free. Her...
03/13/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced that state offices will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 due to the major winter storm forecast to impact the region. The Governor is coordinating closely with state agencies and National Grid to monitor the storm and prepare for...
03/09/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Today's labor force data is proof that our work to strengthen Rhode Island's economy is paying off. For the first time in almost 12 years, our state's...
03/07/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement regarding President Trump's proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act: "President Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act puts thousands of Rhode Islanders at risk of losing the care they need and makes...
03/02/2017
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a strategic goal today to increase the amount of clean energy in the state by 10 times by the end of 2020. In 2016, the baseline year for this goal, Rhode Island had approximately 100 megawatts of clean energy. Since then, Rhode Island...
03/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - As Governor Gina M. Raimondo pushes to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to guarantee every student two years of free college tuition, U.S. News & World Report has released its inaugural 'Best States' rankings which show Rhode Island is among the top 10 states...
02/15/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released a complete and comprehensive analysis which details the challenges and missteps surrounding the launch of Rhode Island's new health and human services eligibility software system. Deloitte delivered Rhode Island a broken system and, as a...
02/10/2017
State Police to release agency's non-grand jury documents after review PROVIDENCE, RI - Following Judge Michael A. Silverstein's approval this morning of the final settlement in the 38 Studios civil case, Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauded the efforts to recover $61 million and announced that...
02/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement in honor of Black History Month. "I'm deeply proud to lead our state in celebrating Black History Month and the generations of African-Americans who have made Rhode Island what it is today. "Moving forward,...