State Government Press Releases

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10/01/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo this evening announced a three-firm marketing team to design and execute a top-notch statewide tourism and business attraction campaign. Engaging this team will build on efforts ongoing across state government to revitalize the state's economy and put Rhode Islanders back...
09/22/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has appointed Commissioner James E. Purcell, Ph.D. and Naomi R. Thompson, Esq. to the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). "Education is the ladder to the middle class and here in Rhode Island we need to do everything possible to prepare...
09/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "The drop in the unemployment rate is encouraging, but we are still lagging the rest of our country and have to remain laser-focused on...
09/15/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced 8 year-old Emma Hoag of Newport as the winner of the Rhode Island State Insect Drawing Competition. Emma's drawing of the American burying beetle had the state insect enjoying a frozen lemonade and showed the most creativity by including...
09/15/2015
WARWICK, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today emphasized the pivotal role employers play in the state's workforce development actions by supporting Real Jobs Rhode Island grant recipients to develop strong job training plans. "Real Jobs Rhode Island is moving at the speed of business by...
09/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has requested that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until Monday, September 14 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. "In memory of the...
09/10/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today continued to highlight recent investments in education by focusing on increasing college access and affordability. The Rhode Island's Promise scholarship will help students with proven academic performance to tackle the gap between their financial...
09/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today applauded the state receiving a $5 million American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant from the US Department of Labor. The co-applicants of this competitive grant are the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and The Providence Plan.
09/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the FY15 Preliminary Closing Statement, issued by the Department of Administration's Office of Accounts and Control, shows the state ended fiscal year 2015 with a $166.4 million General Fund surplus. General revenue expenditures were $
09/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she is increasing efforts to protect Rhode Island workers against employers who violate labor laws, including underpaying wages. A new Workplace Fraud Unit within the Department of Labor and Training's Workplace Regulation and...