State Government Press Releases

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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...
02/05/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate five members to the Board of Education. As the Governor works to expand opportunities for Rhode Island families, these nominees will help build the foundation for success in our schools. Raimondo will submit the...
02/04/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina Raimondo today announced six nominations for the I-195 Redevelopment Commission as a first step in advancing efforts to revitalize the vacant parcel in Providence. Raimondo is submitting the six nominees for consideration to the Rhode Island Senate for confirmation.
02/03/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Commissioner Deborah A. Gist's selection as the new superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools: "I want to extend my congratulations to Commissioner Gist on her selection as the new superintendent of Tulsa...
02/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement urging Rhode Islanders to continue to exercise caution and patience during Monday's commute home: "As the snow and freezing rain continue throughout the day, I want to remind Rhode Islanders to please stay...