State Government Press Releases

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03/26/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "The decrease in the unemployment rate is encouraging, but we were down 2,700 jobs between January and February. This report underscores...
03/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed recently appointed the first-ever members of the Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council Advisory Board. The members include: • Barbara Cardiff (...
03/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today outlined their plan for the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB), an initiative that will put Rhode Islanders back to work, improve energy efficiency and make the state more economically competitive. The proposal...
03/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Merrill W. Sherman as Chair of the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency. Raimondo will submit her name for consideration to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "My top priority is moving our...
03/12/2015
"We must reinvigorate Rhode Island and state government with fresh ideas and new ways of doing things, so that we can enhance accountability and get better results for our citizens." - Governor Gina M. Raimondo With the state facing structural deficits, Rhode Island must transform state and...
03/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Fiscal Year 2016 budget is a forward-looking, balanced budget proposal rooted in the belief that every hardworking person deserves the chance to make it in Rhode Island. Her budget offers significant investments in growth and has no broad-based tax...
03/12/2015
"Helping students build the skills they need to succeed in a 21st century economy is one of the best investments we can make. It's investing directly in people to give them a ladder of opportunity, and it's also an economic driver for our state. My jobs budget will invest in each rung of the...
03/12/2015
"We must create conditions that will jump start our struggling economy and create jobs." -Governor Gina M. Raimondo Cultivating a Favorable Business Environment • To maintain stability and predictability in the state's tax climate, the Governor's budget includes no broad-based tax...
03/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her first budget presentation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will launch the state's first web-based budget tool this evening to help Rhode Islanders better navigate and understand the many ways this proposal will create jobs and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.
03/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On Thursday evening, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will release her Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Rooted in the belief that everyone should have the chance to make it in Rhode Island, her budget will include significant investments to create opportunity for our students. "Helping...