State Government Press Releases

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02/26/2018
Governor urges legislature to take swift action to pass strong Red Flag law WARWICK, RI - Less than two weeks after a tragic mass shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and teachers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo became the first governor in America to take executive action to establish a...
02/22/2018
In the coming years, 70% of jobs in Rhode Island will require education beyond high school. PROVIDENCE, RI -- Governor Raimondo today released a roadmap for to achieving the ambitious goal she set to have 70% postsecondary attainment in Rhode Island by the year 2025. Together with Chair of the...
02/22/2018
Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Enter into Firearm Information-Sharing and Enforcement Agreement to Supplement NICS Database PROVIDENCE, RI-- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and New Jersey Governor Phil...
02/16/2018
Rhode Island selected by National Governor's Association as a 'learning lab' state to prevent neonatal withdrawal PROVIDENCE, RI - Following the release earlier this week of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing a 61 percent decrease in post-...
02/15/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset on February 19, 2018 in honor of the victims of yesterday's school shooting in...
02/14/2018
Brown University/UNC-Chapel Hill researchers cite Rhode Island Department of Corrections program as driving force to decrease post-incarceration deaths PROVIDENCE, RI - A new study by researchers from Brown University and UNC-Chapel Hill has found that an addiction treatment program for inmates...
02/12/2018
Encourage Rhode Islanders to Voice Concerns at Upcoming Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Public Meeting PROVIDENCE, RI - Looking out onto Narragansett Bay, Governor Gina M. Raimondo was today joined by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin and Congressman David Cicilline...
02/08/2018
Over $3.7 million in grants announced to clean up, redevelop brownfields sites throughout RI PROVIDENCE, RI - As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Gina Raimondo joined the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today...
02/05/2018
Directs State Energy Team to Work with Utilities to Procure 400MW of Affordable, Clean Energy PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo touted progress toward her administration's goal to make Rhode Island's energy system 10 times cleaner. Since announcing the goal to bring 1,000 megawatts of...
02/01/2018
CENTRAL FALLS, RI - Today, at Central Falls High School, Governor Gina M. Raimondo encouraged all Rhode Islanders to consider becoming foster families, promoted an upcoming weekend-long event for new foster families, and highlighted community partnerships that are strengthening the work of the...