State Government Press Releases

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10/04/2022
WOONSOCKET, RI Governor Dan McKee today praised private businesses, state agencies, donors and the General Assembly for their collaboration and contributions that led to the creation of the new Woonsocket Education Center before snipping the giant ribbon signaling the official opening. "Our...
10/04/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced that a major life sciences development project is moving forward in the state's Innovation and Design District on the former I-195 land. The 212,000 square foot, 7-story building will house a new public health lab for the State of Rhode Island,...
10/03/2022
WARWICK, RI Governor Dan McKee announced today the state will start issuing Child Tax Rebates to qualifying families beginning today, Monday, October 3. Child Tax Rebate payments are one of the important ways Rhode Island families benefit from the Fiscal Year 2023 budget signed by Governor...
09/30/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The following statement can be attributed to Matthew Sheaff on behalf of the Governor and the Administration: "Today, state government agencies are submitting their budget requests to the Office of Management and Budget and both House and Senate Fiscal Advisors. This begins the...
09/30/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Secretary of Housing Josh Saal announced on Friday that the State has awarded six community organizations a total of $3.5 million to add 231 new beds to the statewide homeless shelter capacity. This $3.5 million in funding is the first round...
09/29/2022
EAST GREENWICH, RI Joined by police dogs and police departments from across New England, as well as bill sponsors and advocates, Governor Dan McKee today ceremonially signed legislation which allows police dogs injured in the line of duty to get emergency first aid from EMTs and be transported...
09/28/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The statewide "Landlord Challenge" has helped more than 100 Rhode Island households experiencing homelessness or other forms of housing insecurity secure safe, permanent housing since its launch last summer, and Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Housing and Amos...
09/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee joined Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Terry Gray, and leaders of Rhode Island's major environmental advocacy, food security, and cultural organizations at Farm Fresh RI at an event today aimed at building...
09/27/2022
WASHINGTON Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Skills for Rhode Island's Future, Providence, Rhode Island, to establish the Rhode Island Small...
09/23/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on today's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruling on the electricity rates, utilization of funds to credit and reduce constituents' utility bills and suspension of the customer charge. "Since Rhode Island Energy's...