State Government Press Releases

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06/17/2019
Lt. Governor Dan McKee Praises Nominees from Rhode Island Hospital for Receiving Global Alzheimer's Platform Foundation Awards PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of the State's Long-Term Care Coordinating Council and Alzheimer's Executive Board, today honored six participants in...
05/29/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee announced today that his office has been successful in helping to negotiate a settlement that will provide an additional $7.9 million in utility rate relief to Rhode Islanders. The multi-million-dollar settlement compensates ratepayers for over-...
05/23/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Dan McKee was joined today by state officials and military families to honor Rhode Island's fallen soldiers during the annual Garden of Heroes Wreath-Laying Ceremony. The garden, located on the southwest lawn of the State House, was dedicated in 2005 to Rhode...
05/20/2019
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. This weekend, nine local high school students won a total of $12,000 at the second annual Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition. The Challenge is a business pitch competition that allows Rhode Islanders in grades 9-12 to compete for thousands of dollars...
05/07/2019
Students will compete for $12,000 in scholarships on May 18th at the New England Institute of Technology. PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee today announced the finalists of Rhode Island's 2019 Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition that allows high school...
05/06/2019
Bill requires emergency planning, brings RI in line with neighboring states NEWPORT, RI Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. McKee today called for the passage of legislation that would give the state the tools necessary to demand greater accountability from National...
04/11/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee will join a delegation of elected leaders and local business owners from the Blackstone Valley on an economic mission to Taiwan. The delegation includes Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, Representative Carlos Tobon (D-...
03/18/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee today announced consumer protection legislation to establish new rules for third-party electric companies which have cost some Rhode Islanders millions of dollars. Third-party electric companies have been allowed to compete with National Grid to...
02/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Daniel McKee's Utility Emergency Response Bill (H-5327) received substantial support from members of the small business community, municipal leaders, public safety organizations and professional associations during a hearing before the House Committee on Corporations...
02/27/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Lt. Governor Daniel McKee today unveiled an update to Rhode Island's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders featuring a new, bold set of recommendations for improving supports and services for Rhode Islanders affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. The Lt....