State Government Press Releases

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01/25/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will be joined by Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers Administrator Thomas Ahern on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 2 p.m. for the launch of Empower RI, a website to help Rhode Islanders shop for the best electricity prices. ...
11/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. McKee released the following statement Tuesday on the release of the PARCC results in Rhode Island: "These PARCC results should serve as a call to action for all of us. Without a great public school system, our economy will continue to lag and...
11/05/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The 2015 Operation Holiday Cheer campaign is continuing to collect names of service members to receive a special care package that contains reminders of Rhode Island. If you know a service member from Rhode Island who will be away from home for the holidays due to military...
10/26/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. McKee is set to launch the 2015 Operation Holiday Cheer campaign at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, along with the Rhode Island National Guard and a host of corporate and community partners. Operation Holiday Cheer, in its 13th year, is a...
08/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In response to consistently low ratings on small business friendliness, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation are launching a collaboration with Thumbtack Inc. to link its network of Rhode Island small businesses with resources, support and...
07/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee released the following statement after the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to end the "billing adjustment" practice that left thousands of customers with unexpected charges on their bills after they switched to...
06/30/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Public Utilities Commission is expected to decide Wednesday whether to eliminate the so-called "billing adjustment" that has cost National Grid customers about $1.5 million so far this year after they switched to competitive electricity suppliers. As co-chairman of the...
06/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released the following statement on the firefighter overtime legislation: "I am pleased that the voice of municipal leaders throughout Rhode Island has been heard, and that Senator Lombardi will not seek a vote on the bill at this time.
06/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns on Tuesday called on the General Assembly to defeat legislation that would change firefighter overtime law and cost cities and towns millions of dollars at a time when municipalities are seeking to...
06/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and municipal leaders from across Rhode Island on Tuesday highlighted the need for cities and towns to have the flexibility to cost-effectively manage their fire departments and said they vigorously oppose any legislation that would remove essential...