State Government Press Releases

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04/27/2017
Seizing an opportunity to save taxpayers millions, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced $7.2 million in savings found by refunding $70 million in state debt to take advantage of more favorable interest rates. "Rhode Islanders deserve to know that they have an advocate in state...
04/27/2017
Elections Task Force has identified ways to improve elections systems in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today released a report of recommendations (see attached) to improve elections systems in Rhode Island. The report is the result of an Elections Task Force...
04/27/2017
Position: Campus Police Officer Job Number: 740936 Employer: Brown University Location: Providence, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Security Officers Job Number: 752254 Employer: Professional...
04/26/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Tree Council, the City of Providence, and National Grid will hold a special celebration on Friday to mark the 130th anniversary of Arbor Day. As part of the event, several Rhode...
04/26/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has alerted healthcare providers that the flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, which means that healthcare workers who have not been immunized against the flu are no longer required to wear surgical masks during direct patient contact. The...
04/26/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Raymond Hugh (age 50), of Cranston, RI, pleaded nolo contendere today to one count of bribery of a public official before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl. Under the terms of the plea, Hugh was sentenced to three years with one year to...
04/26/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced Free Fishing Weekend will take place Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7. As part of the event, the public is invited to fish without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp in the state's freshwaters....
04/26/2017
"Protecting jobs in Rhode Island's healthcare sector is among Governor Raimondo's top priorities," said Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen. "Today's concerning announcement of layoffs at Women & Infants sharply underscores the need for the hospital's parent healthcare system,
04/26/2017
Yesterday, Lt. Governor McKee sent the following letter to the House Committee on Small Business in support of continued funding for the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center: April 25, 2017 The Honorable Deborah Ruggiero Chairwoman, House Committee on Small Business Rhode...
04/26/2017
Six months after announcing its 'Back to Basics' investment strategy, Rhode Island's pension fund continued its strong run, returning 0.75% in March despite flat performance in the US stock market, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced at today's meeting of the State Investment Commission. "