State Government Press Releases

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12/06/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI--Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the passing of retired Superior Court Justice Joseph F. Rodgers, Jr. "Justice Rodgers dedicated his life to public service here in Rhode Island. Over the years, both in and out of the courtroom, he earned a reputation for...
11/21/2019
WARWICK, RI – Lt. Governor Daniel McKee today joined former Lt. Governor Charles Fogarty, Rhode Island Adjutant General Major Christopher Callahan, Rhode Island Blue Star Moms President Jennifer Ahrens and over 200 volunteers at the National Guard Armory in Warwick to assemble military care...
11/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Daniel McKee was today joined by Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council President Dr. Robert Billington and other community leaders to launch the International Economic Ambassadors Initiative. The volunteer initiative invites Rhode Islanders...
11/01/2019
WARWICK, R.I. – Lt. Governor Dan McKee was joined by Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon, Major General Christopher Callahan of the Rhode Island National Guard and a host of corporate and community sponsors to launch the 17th Operation Holiday Cheer. Operation Holiday Cheer is a seasonal initiative to...
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee issued the following statement in response to the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers' report on the Aquidneck Island gas outage in 2018: "The Division's report outlines serious fault on behalf of Enbridge and National Grid. I strongly...
07/24/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was today joined by Representative Brian P. Kennedy, Speaker Pro Tempore of the House (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly), Senator James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton) and Kevin M. Lynch, Acting Administrator of the Division of...
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...