State Government Press Releases

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02/10/2016
Cranston-based Small Business Receives Innovation Voucher PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, visited Agcore Technologies to highlight the importance of small businesses working alongside state universities on research and development...
02/05/2016
Crews Working to Restore Power PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo urges Rhode Islanders to take caution as heavy, wet snow continues to fall across the state. "As you prepare for the commute home, please keep in mind that our area continues to experience heavy snow and strong winds,"
02/05/2016
Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center Moving Forward with CCRI PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today spoke about the importance of creating a new economy in Rhode Island filled with high-skill, high-wage jobs near the future site of the Westerly Higher Education and Job...
02/02/2016
Proposal Invests in Growth to Build a New Rhode Island Economy PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today submitted her Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Rhode Island created more than 8,000 jobs last year, the most created in a single year since 2000, and our unemployment rate fell more than...
02/01/2016
Part of Governor's commitment to increase students' college, career readiness, access to opportunity PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today met with students at Smithfield High School to preview one of her Jobs Plan priorities - making the SAT and PSAT free for public high school...
01/28/2016
Raimondo, Mattiello, Paiva Weed Highlight Urgency to Pass Legislation, Invest in Infrastructure PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed this afternoon announced revised RhodeWorks legislation that takes into...
01/27/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Following the swift passage of identical bills in the House and Senate yesterday, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed the Good Samaritan Act of 2016 into law today. The law reinstates and expands important legal protections for those who seek medical assistance for individuals...
01/26/2016
Today Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement on the death of Narraganset Town Manager, Pam Nolan. "On behalf of all Rhode Islanders, and especially the residents of Narragansett, I extend our deepest condolences to Pam Nolan's family and friends. Pam served the residents of...
01/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate. "Rhode Island's economy is on better footing than it was a year ago. In the past year, Rhode Islanders have driven down the unemployment...
01/19/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the report, "Rhode Island Innovates: A competitive strategy for the Ocean State" prepared by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings: "This report is a deep, under-the-hood look at what has driven Rhode Island's economic...