State Government Press Releases

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09/15/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced 8 year-old Emma Hoag of Newport as the winner of the Rhode Island State Insect Drawing Competition. Emma's drawing of the American burying beetle had the state insect enjoying a frozen lemonade and showed the most creativity by including...
09/10/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today continued to highlight recent investments in education by focusing on increasing college access and affordability. The Rhode Island's Promise scholarship will help students with proven academic performance to tackle the gap between their financial...
09/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today applauded the state receiving a $5 million American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant from the US Department of Labor. The co-applicants of this competitive grant are the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and The Providence Plan.
09/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the FY15 Preliminary Closing Statement, issued by the Department of Administration's Office of Accounts and Control, shows the state ended fiscal year 2015 with a $166.4 million General Fund surplus. General revenue expenditures were $
09/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she is increasing efforts to protect Rhode Island workers against employers who violate labor laws, including underpaying wages. A new Workplace Fraud Unit within the Department of Labor and Training's Workplace Regulation and...
08/31/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the findings of a new report highlighting the growing strength of the clean energy economy in Rhode Island. The 2015 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report states that this sector currently supports nearly 10,000 jobs and suggests that...
08/21/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "I am pleased that Rhode Island's unemployment rate continues to decrease and we are gaining back the jobs that have been lost. While I...
08/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff beginning Tuesday, August 11 in honor of the service and sacrifice of Master Sergeant Peter A. McKenna Jr., 35, of Bristol, Rhode Island. McKenna died August 8, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
08/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the state has reached a final agreement with SEIU District 1199 New England regarding family child care providers who are a part of Rhode Island's Child Care Assistance Program. SEIU members voted unanimously last night to ratify...
08/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a collaboration with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program to support her ongoing efforts to get Rhode Islanders back to work. Brookings, with its strong track record in developing successful economic strategies in...