State Government Press Releases

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03/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement regarding the election of Dominick J. Ruggerio as President of the Rhode Island Senate: "I congratulate Senate President Ruggerio and look forward to working closely with him, his leadership team, the members of...
03/23/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - After outlining how the healthcare proposal released earlier this month by congressional Republicans would leave behind the elderly, low-income Rhode Islanders and families throughout the state, Governor Gina M. Raimondo reiterated her pledge today to work to ensure access to high-...
03/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Senate President Paiva Weed: "Senate President Paiva Weed has dedicated her adult life to public service. Throughout her career, she has led the way to protect the most vulnerable people in our state and has...
03/16/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 15, 2017) - Governor Gina M. Raimondo testified today before the House Finance Committee in support of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship initiative which would guarantee every Rhode Island student with an opportunity to attend two years of college tuition-free. Her...
03/13/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced that state offices will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 due to the major winter storm forecast to impact the region. The Governor is coordinating closely with state agencies and National Grid to monitor the storm and prepare for...
03/09/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Today's labor force data is proof that our work to strengthen Rhode Island's economy is paying off. For the first time in almost 12 years, our state's...
03/07/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement regarding President Trump's proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act: "President Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act puts thousands of Rhode Islanders at risk of losing the care they need and makes...
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...