State Government Press Releases

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06/26/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following the statement praising the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutional right to same-sex marriage nationwide. "Today is a great day for all Americans. With this historic decision, every couple has the right to marry -...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Roberts, and HealthSource RI Director Anya Rader Wallack today issued the following statements on the Supreme Court's Decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. "Everyone...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Scott DePasquale, CEO of Utilidata and the chair of the new Cybersecurity Commission, today announced the Commission members who will develop a clear strategy to make Rhode Island more secure against cyber threats and create new jobs in the...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As an expression of Rhode Island's sincerest condolences to all those touched by the tragedy at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., Governor Gina M. Raimondo has directed that Rhode Island flags be flown at half-staff at state facilities and buildings from Friday,...
06/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "Although it is encouraging to see Rhode Island's unemployment rate fall below six percent, there are still far too many families...
06/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the newly-created "Real Jobs Rhode Island" initiative. Real Jobs Rhode Island, part of the Raimondo Jobs Plan,...
06/16/2015
CRANSTON, RI - The Woonsocket Division of Motor Vehicles at 217 Pond Street is closed effective June 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. due to an electrical outage affecting several thousand residents and businesses in the area. The Woonsocket DMV is expected to reopen on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m....
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today designated Daniel P. McConaghy as chair of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and William Foulkes as chair of the Council on Post-Secondary Education. "From record funding for K-12 education; the full implementation of all-day...
06/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Kris Bradner, Catherine Fox, M. David Odeh, John Sinnott, Joseph Warner and Christine West to the Building Codes Standards Commission. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for...
06/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Peter August, Todd Bianco, James Boyd, Kelly Knee, Jason Osenkowski, Ronald Pitt, J. Timmons Roberts, Carol Thornber and Henry Walker to the newly-created Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Science and Technical...