State Government Press Releases

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04/16/2009
Funds for Improvement Projects at Newport and Quonset Airports Total $6.2 Million The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the award of $6.2 Million to the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) for two important construction projects at the stateís general aviation...
04/20/2009
Funds Will be Used to Replace or Retrofit State and Municipal-Owned Diesel Equipment to Reduce Emissions The Department of Environmental Management has received $1.73 million in American Recovery and Investment Act funding through the US Environmental Protection Agency for the RI Clean...
04/20/2009
The National Endowment for the Arts today announced $19.8 million in one-time grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations to support the arts sector of the economy. In Rhode Island, the Rhode Island State...
04/10/2009
Governor Donald L. Carcieri today joined Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Majority Leader Gordon Fox, and Senator Frank A. Devall, Jr. at a press conference to sign H 6099/S 843 into law. The legislation opens an enrollment period for individuals eligible for Rhode Island Extended Benefits (Mini...
03/30/2009
Initial $4 million grant to support youth training and job support At a press conference today, Governor Donald L. Carcieri, joined by Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed and Director of Labor and Training Sandra Powell, announced details of the nearly $17.2 million in workforce...
03/30/2009
Governor Donald L. Carcieri today announced that Rhode Island residents receiving food stamp benefits, officially entitled the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), will see an increase in the monthly installment beginning April 1, 2009 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...
03/12/2009
Governor Carcieri and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) held a contract signing ceremony today for the first American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 transportation construction project in Rhode Island. The event took place in the State Room of the State House. ...
03/04/2009
www.recovery.ri.gov is official portal for all ARRA activities in Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri was joined by Speaker William Murphy, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed and Michael P. Lewis, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), at a press conference...
03/04/2009
02-26-2009 Increase in Unemployment Benefits to Start Week of March 2nd Governor Certifies Commitment to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Governor Donald L. Carcieri joined House and Senate leaders today at a press conference to officially certify that the State of Rhode Island...
03/04/2009
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the Governorís Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment (OERR), has created a contract opportunities calendar on the RIDOT website, www.dot.ri.gov . The calendar may also be viewed from a link on Governorís OERR website...