State Government Press Releases

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07/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an Executive Order today and announced the schedule for the annual Governor's Bay Day celebration on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The day includes family-friendly activities, and free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in...
07/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony at Packaging and More in Central Falls to mark the passage of legislation requiring employers provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace for pregnant women and new moms (H 5674 and S 0276). "As a working...
07/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "While Rhode Island's unemployment rate continues to improve, we are still not recovering at pace with the rest of the country....
07/15/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony at Roger Williams Park Zoo to mark the passage of legislation naming the American burying beetle, an endangered species that exists on Block Island, the Rhode Island state insect. Third graders from St. Michael's...
07/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her efforts to foster innovation and accountability across state government, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order establishing the Justice Reinvestment Working Group. This data-driven approach, in collaboration with the Council of State...
07/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced Colonel Christopher P. Callahan as the next Adjutant General of Rhode Island, and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard. Colonel Callahan is replacing Major General Kevin R. McBride, who retired in June after decades of...
06/26/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following the statement praising the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutional right to same-sex marriage nationwide. "Today is a great day for all Americans. With this historic decision, every couple has the right to marry -...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Roberts, and HealthSource RI Director Anya Rader Wallack today issued the following statements on the Supreme Court's Decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. "Everyone...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Scott DePasquale, CEO of Utilidata and the chair of the new Cybersecurity Commission, today announced the Commission members who will develop a clear strategy to make Rhode Island more secure against cyber threats and create new jobs in the...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As an expression of Rhode Island's sincerest condolences to all those touched by the tragedy at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., Governor Gina M. Raimondo has directed that Rhode Island flags be flown at half-staff at state facilities and buildings from Friday,...