State Government Press Releases

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05/26/2020
May 15, 2020 - Office Activity Update Lt. Governor Dan McKee held a virtual meeting with a large group of small dance studio owners to discuss the need for flexibility and creativity in the state's reopening strategy. The small business owners provided the Lt. Governor with their reopening...
05/26/2020
PROVIDENCE, RIóLt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of Rhode Island's Small Business Advocacy Council, today urged the state to create a CARES Act-funded grant program and a state-guaranteed loan strategy to help compensate small businesses that have been most financially impacted by COVID-19. Lt....
05/18/2020
PROVIDENCE, RIóLt. Governor Daniel McKee was joined today by Governor Gina Raimondo and other state and military officials to honor Rhode Island's fallen soldiers during a virtual wreath-laying ceremony in the Garden of Heroes. The garden, located on the southwest lawn of the State House, pays...
05/13/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Ė Tonight on Facebook Live, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will host a two-part question and answer session focused on reopening strategies in other states and the impact of COVID-19 on the African American community. He will be joined on the first segment by fellow Lieutenant Governors...
05/12/2020
Rhode Islanders: Getting accurate and timely information is especially critical these days. My team and I have been working to reach out and communicate as many updates and resources to you as possible as we navigate this pandemic together. I want to share a few different ways you can...
05/07/2020
PROVIDENCE, RIóLt. Governor Daniel McKee today joined a volunteer group of local small businesses to announce the expansion of the Gift it Forward initiative. Additions to the initiative include online gift card setup services, no-cost advertising, small business text alerts and a consumer-...
04/07/2020
PROVIDENCE, RIóLt. Governor Dan McKee today shared news of a donation of 208,000 face masks from Rhode Island's Chinese-American Community to the Rhode Island Department of Health and several municipalities to support local COVID-19 response efforts. Blackstone Valley businessmen Louis Yip and...
03/24/2020
PROVIDENCE, RIóIn his role as Chair of Rhode Island's Small Business Advocacy Council, Lt. Governor Daniel McKee today joined Justin Gontarek and Nicholas Rego, founders of Oceanside Graphics RI, to announce Gift it Forward, a new website that makes it easier for Rhode Islanders to support small...
03/13/2020
Lt. Governor Dan McKee sent the below letter to Governor Gina Raimondo in support of requesting federal loan assistance for Rhode Island small businesses impacted by coronavirus. March 12, 2020 The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo Governor of Rhode Island State House, Room 224 Providence, Rhode...
02/13/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Ė Lt. Governor Daniel McKee today announced Rhode Island's third Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition open to high school students across the state. This year, participants will compete for $14,000 in scholarships, the largest amount since the...