State Government Press Releases

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08/17/2017
Public Reminded to Guard against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced a mosquito sample collected on August 7 in Warren has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is...
08/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 17 states filed an amicus brief yesterday in the United States Supreme Court in support of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") and several employees who are alleging violations of their legal rights. In these three consolidated cases -
08/29/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today on the creation of 3,100 new jobs in July, including 600 new jobs in manufacturing: "Rhode Islanders were hit hard by the recession and have worked hard to regain their economic security. Since January 2015, we've added nearly 17,...
08/17/2017
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released an overview of the State's shareholder engagement activities during the past shareholder season, which includes actions to encourage gender and ethnic diversity on corporate boards, protect consumers from fraud and predatory lending...
08/17/2017
Registration for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money opens August 21st PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and...
08/16/2017
In the last two days, two food establishment owners in Rhode Island have reported receiving fraudulent calls from a man who identified himself as the Director of Health. The man requested their credit card information in order to pay for an upcoming inspection. The food establishment owners were...
08/16/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has renewed his request to Congress to amend the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) to allow states the explicit authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. In a bi-partisan...
08/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may...
08/10/2017
Customers using older internet browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 8 and below, Mozilla Firefox 22 and below and Google Chrome 21 will not be able to access RI Bridges. The customer can find a list of compatible browser versions on the HSRI website, http://healthsourceri.com.
08/16/2017
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that his BankLocal program has moved $15 million in state deposits to local banks and credit unions, matching loans to more than one hundred fifty small businesses in Rhode Island. "I am committed to using the Treasurer's Office to...