State Government Press Releases

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05/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Ronald O'Hanley to the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Raimondo will submit his name to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "My jobs plan is focused on putting shovels in the ground, eliminating...
05/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her efforts to foster innovation and economic development opportunities, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order establishing Rhode Island's first Cybersecurity Commission. "We must be innovative and develop a clear strategy to prepare the public...
05/05/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and Director of the Department of Environmental Management Janet Coit today officially opened the new public pier at Fort Adams State Park. Construction on the pier began in April 2014 to improve...
05/05/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Warwick Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi to highlight a legislative proposal to encourage new and existing companies to grow and add new jobs. In the coming week, Shekarchi will submit an...
04/27/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauded the vote taken this evening by the Rhode Island Board of Education approving a new set of regulations to allow qualified public school students to pursue college-level coursework while they are still in high school. Approving these new...
04/27/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement: "I would love it if the PawSox stayed in Rhode Island, and the idea of a multi-use stadium in downtown Providence is exciting. But it's my job to look out for Rhode Island taxpayers, and I take that job very...
04/23/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation to clear the path for a hotel at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln. "As our neighboring states look to draw revenue and economic development away from Rhode Island, we need to examine every possible way to remain...
04/23/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed four pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening campaign finance reform. "Elected officials must always uphold the highest ethical standards - Rhode Islanders deserve honest government," said Raimondo. "Strong campaign finance rules...
04/22/2015
Governor Raimondo today hosted her Women's History Month essay contest winner, Khatima Bulmer, a fifth grader from Newport's Thompson Middle School. Bulmer was sworn-in as Governor for a Day by Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg during a morning State House ceremony. "I think it's...
04/22/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the availability of $525,000 in financial incentives for qualified municipalities seeking to reduce their energy consumption and costs through the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights and control technologies. The "Lead by Example"...