State Government Press Releases

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05/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today: "There are no words to express the horror of today's shooting at Santa Fe High School. Andy and I are praying for the victims and their families. As we mourn those senselessly killed and injured, we also mourn...
05/17/2018
State adds 900 jobs in April; Most manufacturing jobs in nearly a decade PROVIDENCE, RI - For the fifth time in seven months, Rhode Island has set a new jobs record. There are currently 499,300 jobs in Rhode Island and the number of Rhode Islanders working is the highest it's been in a decade,...
05/16/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Potter Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket has been selected as a 2018 Green Ribbon School, and the University of Rhode Island has been selected as a Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee. These awards recognize educational...
05/07/2018
U.S. Department of Commerce released 2017 Fourth Quarter data on Friday PROVIDENCE, RI - Signs of Rhode Island's economic comeback continue. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis released data showing that Rhode Island's economy grew at a faster rate during the...
05/07/2018
Governor and team show commitment to Rhode Islanders with a mental health diagnosis PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo today signed an executive order reaffirming and expanding Rhode Island's commitment to people with mental health and substance use disorders while addressing access to...
05/03/2018
Governor's proposals require random audits of campaign finance reports and bar candidates from appearing on ballot with unpaid BOE fines PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, a leading advocate for the Line Item Veto, has also proposed legislation that will strengthen Rhode Island's...
05/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Earlier today, Chief Executive released its 2018 "Best States/Worst States for Business" rankings, and Rhode Island saw the biggest gain of any state in the country, up ten spots in the past year alone (from 42 to 32). "Rhode Island is on the move. Dozens of businesses are...
05/01/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - To encourage kids to choose healthy eating options and highlight Rhode Island's booming food scene and work to eliminate hunger, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit today announced the Relish Rhody Recipe Contest. The contest asks kids in grades 5- 8 to create...
04/24/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - One day after the Federal Communications Commission rescinded federal net neutrality regulations, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order protecting a free and open internet in Rhode Island. "A free and open internet is essential to our democracy and economy," said...
04/23/2018
Board awards 3 vouchers to R.I. Manufacturers to help fund R&D PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation tonight approved three Innovation Vouchers, bringing the total amount of Innovation Voucher recipients to 50. All...