State Government Press Releases

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09/01/2010
Governor Donald L. Carcieri today issued the following statement in response to an attempt by Mr. Caprio, candidate for Governor, to interfere with the state’s $75 million loan guaranty agreement with 38 Studios, an interactive gaming company that has agreed to relocate its headquarters to Rhode...
06/30/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Administration today confirmed that all state personal income tax refunds processed in the January to June 2010 period have been cleared for payment. Since January, the Rhode Island Division of Taxation has processed 565,029 personal income tax returns. The State...
06/28/2010
Over the weekend Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño signed into law an extension of validity for current Puerto Rico birth certificates. Puerto Rico birth certificates will now continue being valid until September 30, 2010. New birth certificates will begin being issued on July 1, 2010 as...
12/16/2009
Eighteen regional and local planning projects will receive approximately $1 million under the Statewide Planning Program’s Planning Challenge Grant Program, the agency announced today in a 4:00 PM public ceremony in the Atrium Gallery of the Department of Administration. Selected from 29...
12/04/2009
In an effort to encourage and enable more of Rhode Island’s children to safely walk and bike to school, the Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program, Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Steering Committee announce a call for proposals to participate in the...
11/23/2009
The Office of Housing and Community Development today announced that the State of Rhode Island, working with community partners, has created 88 additional shelter beds for the winter. The Office of Housing and Community Development has provided funding for 58 winter shelter beds from...
11/19/2009
Governor Carcieri today called for an increased awareness of an existing Rhode Island general law (§ 5-33.3 1 et seq.) that allows for the designation of a Funeral Planning Agent. “It has become abundantly clear that people are not aware that there is a statute that allows for anyone to...
11/02/2009
The State of Rhode Island, Housing Resources Commission and community partners held a press conference on Wednesday to celebrate the success of the Lead Hazard Mitigation Law in increasing the lead safe housing stock in RI. Since implementation of the Act in November 2005, the incidence of...
10/26/2009
The State of Rhode Island, Housing Resources Commission, is celebrating the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Providence, RI (October 23, 2009) - The Rhode Island Housing Resources Commission and community partners will mark National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by holding...
10/02/2009
State Launches First Natural Gas Procurement Using World Energy’s Reverse Auction Platform The State of Rhode Island recently conducted a reverse auction for natural gas supply. The State of Rhode Island’s Department of Administration (“DOA”), Division of Purchases solicited bids...