State Government Press Releases

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10/17/2016
Providence DHS Center to remain open until 6:30pm two days a week to help ease wait times PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo directed the Department of Human Services to immediately begin offering extended hours two days a week at the Providence DHS Field Office in an effort to reduce...
10/14/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Last night, while serving as the featured guest at Common Cause Rhode Island's annual meeting, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced her decision to petition the court for the release of documents collected during the grand jury investigation into 38 Studios once the civil lawsuit...
10/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined with city officials today to tour Main Street in East Greenwich, one of seven projects chosen to receive Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Funds. "The Main Streets in our cities and towns are hubs of economic growth - and the...
10/04/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo opened the second round of the state's Innovation Voucher Program today, soliciting applications from Rhode Island companies with fewer than 500 employees to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to fund research and development (R&D). "The...
09/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on September 30, 2016 to honor the memory of former...
09/27/2016
Office of Innovation launches Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Responding to concerns college students have raised about the rising cost of textbooks being a barrier to a degree, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new challenge today, led by the Governor's Office of...
09/21/2016
Less than 45 percent of Rhode Islanders currently have degrees Seven out of 10 jobs created in Rhode Island in coming years will require a degree beyond a high school diploma PROVIDENCE, RI - Standing next to Community College of Rhode Island students who have benefitted from the Rhode...
09/20/2016
Prepare RI program doubles in first year state covers cost PROVIDENCE, RI - Thanks to the Prepare RI initiative that Governor Gina M. Raimondo launched last year, the number of students enrolled in courses that earned both high school and college credit more than doubled in the 2015-16 school...
09/16/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Eleven hundred more Rhode Islanders are employed this month than last month, and more Rhode Islanders are working today than at any point since June 2008. We...
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...