State Government Press Releases

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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...
01/31/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- As part of her FY19 budget, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced plans to invest in quality child care. Her budget proposal includes $1.5 million in quality child care for infants and toddlers in home- and center-based settings. This proposal directly links rates for child care to...
01/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - As part of her FY19 budget, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced plans to allow young people to access care and support through DCYF up to age 21. Providing an opportunity to continue care up to age 21 will build stronger transition plans and help young people in DCYF care access...
01/26/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island Director of Elderly Affairs Charles J. Fogarty has announced his intention to retire later this year after four decades of public service. Director Fogarty has served in numerous local- and state-leadership positions over the course of his career, most recently...
01/25/2018
Governor proposes omnibus package to streamline processes, eliminate fees and cut red tape; Invests $500,000 to double number of small business loans awarded in 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After announcing that nine of Rhode Island's biggest employers have committed to participate in Supply RI and...
01/24/2018
In Warwick, Governor highlights efforts to cut red tape; Announces third wave of funding for Main Street Improvement Grants WARWICK, RI - Building on yesterday's Supply RI announcement to connect Rhode Island's local suppliers with the state's largest employers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo shared...
01/23/2018
Governor's 'buy local' initiative aims to connect local suppliers with state's largest employers PROVIDENCE, RI - Nine of Rhode Island's largest employers have made a public commitment to buy more products and services from local Rhode Island companies. Last week, in her State of the State...
01/19/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the December 2017 jobs report. While the state lost 600 jobs compared to the November report, December 2017 was the fourth best month on record for job count. "This report shows that we are in the third inning of...
01/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on National Grid's recalculated rate filing: "I'm pleased that National Grid is responding to my call to protect Rhode Island ratepayers, in light of federal tax changes that slash the corporate tax rate from 35...
01/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Leading in to her upcoming State of the State address, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today an investment of $1.36 million in resources for foster families in Rhode Island, as part of her administration's work to increase the number of children in foster care and reduce the...