State Government Press Releases

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09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - School buildings in every district in the state get a failing grade in Rhode Island's first-ever statewide, independent study of public school facilities. The R.I. Department of Education (RIDE)'s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report, a year-long assessment...
09/11/2017
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 on Monday, September 11 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on...
09/11/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that they will be ending DACA: "Rhode Island was founded on the values of tolerance and diversity. Throughout our history, our state has been strengthened...
09/11/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today appointed Felix E. "Feidlim" Gill to join the Rhode Island Family Court as an Associate Justice. His name will be submitted to the state Senate today for confirmation. "Feidlim brings almost two decades of legal experience to the bench,...
08/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Youth Pride, Inc. and General Assembly leaders, today held a ceremonial bill signing of legislation banning conversion therapy for minors. Rhode Island is now the tenth state to take action to protect minors from the horrific ramifications...
08/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of North Smithfield native Spc. Matthew Turcotte. The flags will be lowered beginning Monday, August 28 and return to full staff at sunrise...
08/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In a video statement today, Governor Gina M. Raimondo endorsed a new, bipartisan agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the region by 65 percent by 2030 and promote growth of Rhode Island's green economy. Earlier today, representatives from a number of eastern states -...
08/29/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today responding to the Public Utilities Commission's approval of National Grid's electricity rate increase: "Hard-working, middle class Rhode Island families need relief. I am disappointed that Rhode Islanders' electricity bills will...
08/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the passing of Frank Montanaro, Sr. "Andy and I send our thoughts and prayers to Frank's family. Frank was a giant in Rhode Island and a fierce advocate for working families. His service as a firefighter,...
08/29/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today on the creation of 3,100 new jobs in July, including 600 new jobs in manufacturing: "Rhode Islanders were hit hard by the recession and have worked hard to regain their economic security. Since January 2015, we've added nearly 17,...