State Government Press Releases

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09/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on September 30, 2016 to honor the memory of former...
09/27/2016
Office of Innovation launches Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Responding to concerns college students have raised about the rising cost of textbooks being a barrier to a degree, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new challenge today, led by the Governor's Office of...
09/21/2016
Less than 45 percent of Rhode Islanders currently have degrees Seven out of 10 jobs created in Rhode Island in coming years will require a degree beyond a high school diploma PROVIDENCE, RI - Standing next to Community College of Rhode Island students who have benefitted from the Rhode...
09/20/2016
Prepare RI program doubles in first year state covers cost PROVIDENCE, RI - Thanks to the Prepare RI initiative that Governor Gina M. Raimondo launched last year, the number of students enrolled in courses that earned both high school and college credit more than doubled in the 2015-16 school...
09/16/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Eleven hundred more Rhode Islanders are employed this month than last month, and more Rhode Islanders are working today than at any point since June 2008. We...
09/16/2016
Redoubles Efforts for Veterans with Two New Case Managers PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo ushered in a new era for Rhode Island veterans with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Office of Veterans Affairs' new headquarters and resource center today in Warwick. She was joined by...
09/14/2016
Three out of four third graders will read at grade level by 2025; third-grade reading goal first in a series of strategic goals to be announced before the end of the year PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Citing a series of initiatives and programs focused on helping children develop the skills they need to...
09/09/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - According to a Proclamation issued by President Obama, Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2016, will be recognized as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and...
09/08/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After more than 30 years in law enforcement, including more than five as Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, Colonel Steven O'Donnell announced today he will retire later this month. Governor Gina M. Raimondo thanks Col. O'Donnell for his years of service and...
09/07/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Citing public safety concerns raised in a recent letter from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and based on the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) own analysis, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the state will use $400 million from...