State Government Press Releases

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12/21/2020
Proceeds from the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program will allow RI to invest almost $200 million between 2023 and 2032 in modernizing transportation, improving public health, addressing environmental inequities in low-income communities, and protecting residents from the impacts of...
12/18/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Rhode Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Marie Ganim announced today that she plans to retire from state service, effective early January. In her place, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will nominate former Medicaid Director Patrick M. Tigue. The Governor submitted his name to the Rhode...
12/18/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Rhode Island has been awarded an $8 million, 24-month grant to implement Central Providence Opportunities a place-based initiative to increase social and economic mobility for residents of the 02908 and 02909 zip codes, and then...
11/25/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. After officially proclaiming tomorrow as Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island, Governor Gina Raimondo issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a happy, safe and healthy holiday. "Every Thanksgiving, we take time to remember all we have to be grateful for. While we...
12/18/2020
Residential Colleges Across the Northeast Should Provide Testing For Students Before they Leave for Thanksgiving Break And Ensure Students are Aware of Quarantine Rules Governors Recommend That All Travel be Limited for Thanksgiving and Urge Colleges to Utilize Increased Remote Instruction to...
11/05/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Chief Executive Officer Scott Avedisian to announce plans to move forward with the Providence...
10/26/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Raimondo announced today that she has nominated Mark Furcolo to serve as Lottery Director and Jim Thorsen to serve as Revenue Director. Furcolo will succeed Gerry Aubin, who retired in the spring. "Committing yourself to public service is never easy, and I'm grateful...
09/22/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of her interment. "Supreme Court...
09/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is issuing a statewide "Drought Advisory" based on indicators and assessments reviewed by the state's Drought Steering Committee. The Drought Steering Committee, which falls under the purview of the Water Resources Board (WRB), convened meetings on...
09/17/2020
Infosys doubles down on Rhode Island, commits to 1,000+ employees in the Ocean State PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, and next-generation services, today joined Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor to announce that it plans...