State Government Press Releases

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08/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today accepted the resignation of State Poet Rick Benjamin, effective January 15, 2016. Benjamin is moving to California and has accepted a teaching and administrative position at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The State Arts Council will...
08/14/2015
Announces Statewide School Construction Assessment and Opens the Application Process for Capital Fund PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today launched the School Building Authority, a component of her Jobs Plan, that includes conducting the first statewide school construction...
08/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff beginning Tuesday, August 11 in honor of the service and sacrifice of Master Sergeant Peter A. McKenna Jr., 35, of Bristol, Rhode Island. McKenna died August 8, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
08/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the state has reached a final agreement with SEIU District 1199 New England regarding family child care providers who are a part of Rhode Island's Child Care Assistance Program. SEIU members voted unanimously last night to ratify...
08/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a collaboration with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program to support her ongoing efforts to get Rhode Islanders back to work. Brookings, with its strong track record in developing successful economic strategies in...
08/06/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo hosted a discussion today at the Rhode Island Veterans Home with Veterans, servicemembers and military families to kick off the search for a new Cabinet-level Director of the Division of Veterans Affairs. During the conversation, Veterans,...
08/06/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to mark the passage of legislation (S 999 and H 6312) authorizing the Secretary of State to purchase modern voting equipment and software. "Fifty years ago today,...
08/06/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian today visited the Governor Francis Neighborhood in Warwick, one of the areas most affected by yesterday's early morning storm, and received an update on clean-up efforts across the City of Warwick. The Governor has...
08/05/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today presided over a military and promotion ceremony for Colonel Christopher P. Callahan, naming him the 44th Adjutant General for the State of Rhode Island and the Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard. "I know Brigadier General...
08/04/2015
PAWTUCKET, RI - As part of her efforts to build healthy communities and a vibrant economy, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order establishing the Governor's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. The Task Force will submit an action plan by November of this year that...