State Government Press Releases

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03/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today welcomed LaunchCode, a tech talent placement nonprofit and Real Jobs RI job-training partner, to Rhode Island. She discussed how the state is helping employers meet their IT skills shortages and helping workers build the skills they need to...
02/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) met in Washington, D.C. this past week for their annual winter meeting to select their 2016 leadership and to discuss Amtrak, opioids, and energy issues. Through unanimous vote, the member Governors elected Massachusetts...
02/26/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One year after Governor Gina M. Raimondo established the Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid, Rhode Island is positioned to expand and improve access to quality care and reduce costs. The state is projected to achieve over $100 million of annual Medicaid savings without cutting...
02/25/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today the start of the second annual Governor for a Day essay contest to encourage young women in leadership. "One of my favorite parts of being Rhode Island's first female governor is talking to girls about their dreams," Raimondo said. "I...
02/24/2016
Raimondo Recognizes Student Achievement at North Providence High School PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today recognized North Providence High School for attaining the highest graduation rate in the state at 98 percent. "Congratulations to the entire North Providence High...
02/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced Robert S. Hull as her choice to lead the Department of Revenue. The Governor will submit his name to the Rhode Island State Senate today for their advice and consent. "We are working to ensure that everyone can make it in Rhode Island,
02/17/2016
Director Will Focus on Expanding Opportunities, Increasing Access for Veterans PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced Navy Lieutenant Commander Kasim Yarn as Rhode Island's first Director of Veterans Affairs. The Rhode Island General Assembly created the Cabinet-level...
02/16/2016
Joins Bipartisan Governors' Accord for a New Energy Future PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her continued efforts to act on climate change and promote growth of a clean energy economy in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined 16 governors from across the United States to announce the...
02/15/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in memory of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away this weekend. The flags will...
02/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has appointed Dr. Mary J. Archibald, Ph.D. and Anne M. Nolan to the Rhode Island Parole Board. "The Parole Board is a significant part of our criminal justice system," Raimondo said. "I am confident that Dr. Mary Archibald and Anne Nolan will work...