State Government Press Releases

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01/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she has appointed Jamia R. McDonald to the position of Chief Strategy Officer for Executive Office of Health and Human Services. In this role, one of McDonald's first tasks will be to...
01/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the passing of Sister Ann Keefe, SSJ. "As one of our state's strongest voices for social and economic justice, Sister Ann Keefe always pushed us to be better and to do better for one another, especially our...
01/13/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today met with her Cabinet for the first time to lay out the vision of her administration - to create opportunities for all families. Following the meeting, the Governor's office hosted an informal meet and greet for the cabinet with members of the...
01/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she will nominate Charlie Fogarty to the position of Director of the Division of Elderly Affairs. Raimondo will submit Fogarty, former head of the Department of Labor and Training (DLT), for consideration to the Rhode Island Senate...
01/06/2015
Inaugural Address Governor Gina M. Raimondo January 6, 2015 My fellow Rhode Islanders, it is a great honor to address you today. I am humbled by the challenges before us, mindful of the many Rhode Island families struggling with some of the toughest economic conditions that we've ever faced,...
01/06/2015
Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo today released the names and titles of the individuals who have been hired to serve in the Office of the Governor. "I am thrilled with the talented and capable people who will be joining my team in the Governor's office," said Governor-elect Raimondo. "I am...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today announced the appointment of Anya Rader Wallack, Ph.D., as Director of HealthSource RI (HSRI), Rhode Island's health insurance exchange. Wallack has a long career in state health policy, including serving two Governors in Vermont and working...
12/24/2014
Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Rhode Island Department of Administration's Office of Regulatory Reform (ORR) and Office of Digital Excellence (ODE) have selected 10 municipalities to pilot a new statewide e-permitting initiative. It will modernize state and...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she will nominate Scott Jensen to the position of Director of Labor and Training. She also announced that she will nominate Melba Depena to the position of Director of Human Services. Raimondo will submit both Jensen and...
12/23/2014
State Agencies Complete Review in Record Time, More than 250 Changes Identified, Next Steps Recommend Statutory Reform Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the release of the Final Report for the accelerated regulatory project. The Office of Management and Budget's Office...