State Government Press Releases

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04/07/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. 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, RI—In 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 – 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...
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...