State Government Press Releases

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02/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Michael P. Lewis, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), will resign from his post effective February 27, 2015. She also announced new leadership changes at RIDOT to ensure a smooth transition. "...
02/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her continuing efforts to attract new businesses to Rhode Island and to encourage our existing businesses to expand and grow, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order to improve the state's regulatory process and make Rhode Island more business-...
02/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will sign an executive order tomorrow to improve the state's regulatory process in an effort to make Rhode Island a more welcoming place to start and grow a business. The goal of the order is to make sure that regulations do not impose unnecessary...
02/15/2015
High winds, poor visibility create dangerous driving conditions PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today encouraged Rhode Islanders to continue to stay inside and off the roads. "Driving conditions are treacherous this morning, and I urge everyone to stay off the roads," said...
02/15/2015
State Expecting Severe Temperatures, High Winds PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As the winter weather continues in New England this weekend, Governor Gina M. Raimondo urged Rhode Islanders to take caution outside and on the roads. "Please stay off the roads if possible tonight and tomorrow so plows and...
02/13/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order strengthening municipalities for future growth and success. This order will help cities and towns reduce costs and property taxes, helping Rhode Island families and encouraging businesses to grow jobs. "The Lieutenant...
02/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo and Lt. Governor Daniel McKee will outline an initiative to foster innovation across Rhode Island's city and town governments. The governor will sign an executive order recognizing the important role our municipalities play in our state's quality of life and...
02/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Bernard Buonanno Jr. as a member of the Convention Center Authority. Raimondo will submit Buonanno's name for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "Bringing more events and visitors...
02/10/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today launched the RI Pay Equity Tip Line, a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who violate the Rhode Island law that bans gender-based wage discrimination. "In Rhode Island,...
02/08/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In light of the forecasted winter storm, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that state offices will be operating under the adverse weather policy tomorrow between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Governor is coordinating closely with state agencies and National Grid to monitor the...