State Government Press Releases

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03/02/2017
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a strategic goal today to increase the amount of clean energy in the state by 10 times by the end of 2020. In 2016, the baseline year for this goal, Rhode Island had approximately 100 megawatts of clean energy. Since then, Rhode Island...
03/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - As Governor Gina M. Raimondo pushes to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to guarantee every student two years of free college tuition, U.S. News & World Report has released its inaugural 'Best States' rankings which show Rhode Island is among the top 10 states...
02/15/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released a complete and comprehensive analysis which details the challenges and missteps surrounding the launch of Rhode Island's new health and human services eligibility software system. Deloitte delivered Rhode Island a broken system and, as a...
02/10/2017
State Police to release agency's non-grand jury documents after review PROVIDENCE, RI - Following Judge Michael A. Silverstein's approval this morning of the final settlement in the 38 Studios civil case, Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauded the efforts to recover $61 million and announced that...
02/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement in honor of Black History Month. "I'm deeply proud to lead our state in celebrating Black History Month and the generations of African-Americans who have made Rhode Island what it is today. "Moving forward,...
02/01/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the proposed settlement with First Southwest in the 38 Studios litigation. "I am pleased with the proposed settlement of $16 million from First Southwest. But we cannot rest on monetary recovery alone. If the...
01/26/2017
Governor's package of workforce training and economic development programs aims to rebuild Rhode Island's manufacturing industry for the 21st Century, create opportunity for Rhode Island families CRANSTON, RI (January 26, 2017) - The week after her State of the State address which focused on...
01/23/2017
Program Will Support Rhode Island Libraries with Digital Training, Modern Technology PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the Studio Rhode Next Generation Libraries Challenge, an innovative approach to supporting public libraries with new technology and training to engage...
01/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Our unemployment rate and number of unemployed Rhode Islanders are at their lowest levels in almost 10 years. Our economy remains strong, still having regained...
01/16/2017
'Rhode Island's Promise' will make Rhode Island the nation's first state to offer free college for every student PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today at the Ministers Alliance of Rhode Island's 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, announced a historic proposal...