State Government Press Releases

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01/04/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her continued efforts to build healthy communities and showcase our state's beauty to the world, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today established the Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation Council. The council will be responsible for increasing awareness about the use and...
01/04/2016
Rate Paid to Tipped Workers Increases to $3.39 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today marked the increase of Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9.00 to $9.60. In addition, the minimum rate paid to tipped workers increased from $2.89 to $3.39. "When I was sworn into office,...
12/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "Since January, the Rhode Island economy has added over 6,000 jobs. These numbers are encouraging, but we still have a long way to go to...
12/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, working with the leadership of the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA), is encouraging the RIPTA board to consider new alternatives to the proposed fare increases for the elderly and people with disabilities. "When it comes to our...
12/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit today announced the finalists of the RI Kids' Healthy Recipe Challenge. The Governor's office, in partnership with the RI Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, received 126 recipes from 5th-8th graders from around Rhode Island and...
12/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, with Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, today launched three new incentive programs at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket, RI. These programs are designed to enhance business attraction and jumpstart new local...
12/08/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - As part of her efforts to reduce the effects of climate change and transition to a cleaner, low-carbon energy economy, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order to task state agencies with reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their...
12/03/2015
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. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, December 7, 2015 in honor of the victims in...
12/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo, along with First Gentleman Andy Moffit, will host a Holiday Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Rhode Island State House. The event is open to all Rhode Islanders and their families and will feature...
12/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit today announced the names of community leaders who will join them as judges for the first RI Kids' Healthy Recipe Challenge ("Healthy Kids Challenge"). Monday is the last day to submit recipes, and to date, over 50 have...