State Government Press Releases

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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...
01/12/2017
Governor replaces DHS, IT leadership, withholds millions from project vendor Deloitte PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo took decisive action today to address challenges related to the rollout of the state's new health and human services eligibility computer system, announcing the...
01/10/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts today announced Dr. Trista D. Piccola as their choice to lead the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). The Governor will submit her name to the Rhode Island State Senate today for...
01/09/2017
Rhode Island Employers to Save About $30 Million a Year PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Further improving Rhode Island's business climate and strengthening support for the state's existing businesses, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that employers will see a significant reduction in their...
01/05/2017
Puts Plan in Motion to Double MBE Utilization Rate For State Contracts by 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a new performance goal to level the playing field and expand economic opportunity for all Rhode Islanders by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/...