State Government Press Releases

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06/28/2022
On June 27, Governor Dan McKee signed the FY 2023 State budget, making crucial investments to maintain Rhode Island's economic momentum. The budget makes historic investments to address the housing crisis and strengthen Rhode Island's economy while providing targeted tax relief to families,...
06/28/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today kicked off his #RIMomentum Tour by launching DRIVEEV , the Administration's new electric vehicle rebate program which will open to the public on July 7, 2022. DRIVEEV supports the adoption of electric vehicles by Rhode Island residents, small-businesses,...
06/28/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Board of Directors for Rhode Island Commerce last night approved three Innovation Vouchers. With these awards, there have now been 103 Innovation Voucher recipients, totaling an investment of $4.6 million. These awards have had a return of $16.3 million...
06/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today signed the FY 2023 State budget, making crucial investments to maintain Rhode Island's economic momentum. The budget makes historic investments to address the housing crisis and strengthen Rhode Island's economy while providing targeted tax relief to...
06/27/2022
EAST GREENWICH, RI Governor Dan McKee and U.S. Senator Jack Reed joined RIHousing, Dakota Partners, Inc., funding and community partners for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to celebrate the creation of new affordable rental homes at Brookside Terrace in East Greenwich. Developed in two phases by...
06/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced the appointment of Elizabeth M. Tanner, Esq. as Rhode Island's next Secretary of Commerce. "Liz knows the ins-and-outs of small business and she has proven she will do what it takes to make Rhode Island a better place to live and work," said...
06/24/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dobbs case: "Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for almost 50 years. Today's Supreme Court ruling is a travesty, full stop. Here in Rhode Island, we will always support a woman'...
06/23/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today joined the Biden-Harris Administration and a coalition of East Coast Governors to launch a federal-state Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership, which will assist in accelerating Rhode Island's thriving offshore wind industry providing clean,...
06/23/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee and RIHousing announced the award of $4.7 million in new funding to support the creation of affordable housing in six communities across the state. Funded via the state's allocation of federal Fiscal Recovery Funds, the Site Acquisition Program (SAP)...
06/23/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced the appointment of Utpala Bandy, MD, MPH as Interim Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). ? "Dr. Bandy has vast experience as a public health leader and infectious disease epidemiologist in Rhode Island. She has been at the...