State Government Press Releases

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07/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello hosted a bill signing ceremony today to mark the passage of legislation to raise Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9 to $9.60 effective January 1, 2016. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Erin P. Lynch...
06/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "Although it is encouraging to see Rhode Island's unemployment rate fall below six percent, there are still far too many families...
06/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the newly-created "Real Jobs Rhode Island" initiative. Real Jobs Rhode Island, part of the Raimondo Jobs Plan,...
06/16/2015
CRANSTON, RI - The Woonsocket Division of Motor Vehicles at 217 Pond Street is closed effective June 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. due to an electrical outage affecting several thousand residents and businesses in the area. The Woonsocket DMV is expected to reopen on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m....
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today designated Daniel P. McConaghy as chair of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and William Foulkes as chair of the Council on Post-Secondary Education. "From record funding for K-12 education; the full implementation of all-day...
06/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Kris Bradner, Catherine Fox, M. David Odeh, John Sinnott, Joseph Warner and Christine West to the Building Codes Standards Commission. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for...
06/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Peter August, Todd Bianco, James Boyd, Kelly Knee, Jason Osenkowski, Ronald Pitt, J. Timmons Roberts, Carol Thornber and Henry Walker to the newly-created Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Science and Technical...
06/10/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Captain Andrew Dangelo to the Marine Fisheries Council (RIMFC). Raimondo will submit his name to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "Rhode Island's marine industry plays a vibrant role in our...
06/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement on Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter's approval of the pension settlement agreement: "Today's decision approving the pension settlement is another important step toward providing certainty for our public...
06/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Sue Anderbois, Kari Lange, and Ian Springsteel to the Distributed Generation Standard Contracts Board. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "The Distributed...