State Government Press Releases

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07/29/2015
PROVIDENCE - Scientists from the Department of Environmental Management are monitoring a large fish kill of adult menhaden in the Seekonk and Providence Rivers. Based on field observations and water quality measurements, the ongoing incident is being caused by low oxygen levels in the bottom waters.
07/29/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo hosted a bill signing ceremony today, during the 25th anniversary week of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to mark the passage of legislation (H 5564A and S 465A) enabling the creation of tax-free investment accounts to support services for children...
07/29/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony, to mark the passage of legislation that protects the environment and supports job growth by streamlining wetlands permitting. This bill: Implements the recommendations of a legislative task force under the...
07/29/2015
First meeting to take place Thursday, July 30, at 4:00PM Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has convened a Voting Equipment Task Force that will help inform the Department of State's process for researching and acquiring new voting equipment. The existing voting equipment has been in use since...
07/29/2015
Cranston, RI The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted heat and humidity, the following communities will have cooling centers open to the public for those who need to seek shelter from extreme heat. If you do not see you community listed, visit the...
07/29/2015
The Office of Revenue Analysis released its report on the state 5% hotel tax. The report looks at the collection and disbursement of the state's 5% hotel tax which is levied on the rental of lodging for less than 30 consecutive days at the state's hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts. The...
07/29/2015
The Office of Revenue Analysis released its report on the state 5% hotel tax. The report looks at the collection and disbursement of the state's 5% hotel tax which is levied on the rental of lodging for less than 30 consecutive days at the state's hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts. The...
07/29/2015
Position: Finish Carpenter Job Number: 712593 Employer: JPS Constructions Location: Middletown, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Rough Carpenter Job Number: 712594 Employer: JPS Constructions ...
07/28/2015
The Department of Health recommends the closure of City Park Beach in Warwick and Oakland Beach in Warwick to swimming due to high bacteria counts. We will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by...
07/28/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, 2015 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday. A very hot and humid air mass with southwest winds will be...