State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...
09/17/2020
At the request of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she is convening a Municipal Resilience Task Force. Bringing together municipal, state and private sector leaders, the group will be tasked with developing innovative recommendations that...
07/28/2020
"Back to Work RI" will provide immediate pathways to good jobs and critical wraparound supports for thousands of Rhode Islanders, paving the way for an even stronger economic comeback PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced an investment of $45 million for a workforce...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Today, as part of her RIse Together vision to rebuild a stronger Rhode Island after the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced increases to the proposed Housing and Infrastructure Bond and the Beach, Clean Water and Green Bond in her recommended FY21 budget. This...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff Thursday, July 23, 2020, until sunset on Sunday, July 26, 2020, in memory of the 1,001 Rhode Islanders who have lost their lives to COVID-19. "This pandemic...