State Government Press Releases

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04/04/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will have a partial closure of the structurally deficient Wyoming Bridge starting Tuesday, April 10. The bridge which carries Routes 3 and 138 (Main Street) over the Wood River between Bridge Street and Bank Street will be closed to westbound...
04/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to initiate rulemaking that would weaken national greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks. "A strong, national...
04/03/2018
Hundreds of Rhode Island teenagers held a Kick Butts Zombie Walk across downtown Providence today to call on leaders to raise the minimum legal age for all tobacco product sales to 21 and to take additional steps to help prevent tobacco-related disease and deaths. The event culminated with a...
04/03/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the Chimera Inc. (DBA Davis Mobile Home Park, located in Glocester) water system has been lifted. This system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because the water system lost pressure. Before consuming water...
04/03/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement on the news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected earlier greenhouse gas emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 model cars and light trucks. In 2010, the EPA changed the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)...
04/03/2018
CRANSTON, RI On Monday, April 2, the state Department of Human Services launched its Child Care Shout Out Campaign. To participate, and we hope you do, simply use the hashtag #RICares4ChildCare and post a photo or video on social media that explains what you love about your favorite child...
04/03/2018
Kilmartin and Elorza Argue Citizenship Question is Unconstitutional, Arbitrary and will Fatally Undermine Accuracy of the Population Count Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza - part of a coalition of 18 Attorneys General, six cities, and the bipartisan U....
04/03/2018
CRANSTON, RI On April 12, the Department of Labor and Training's (DLT) Workers' Compensation Division will hold a free one-day seminar at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick where speakers will review new methods and approaches to chronic pain management. The topic of opioid use for chronic pain...
04/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Treasurer Magaziner will kick off a month-long series of events across the State to highlight the importance of financial literacy in Rhode Island, in recognition of Financial Literacy Month. "Economic prosperity is directly tied to empowering ourselves and our families with...
04/03/2018
Rhode Island Economic Development Toolkit Adds Another Company Board Also Grants Three R.I. Businesses Innovation Vouchers for R&D Work Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation tonight approved economic incentives to attract the technology...