State Government Press Releases

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05/11/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health today announced the administration of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island. The announcement took place at Rhode Island Hospital where the first shot was administered on December 14, 2020. "The 1...
05/03/2021
New Jobs Will Be Based Out of the Company's Smithfield Campus SMITHFIELD, RI In his first jobs announcement since becoming Governor, Governor Dan McKee today announced that Fidelity Investments will create 500 new jobs at their Smithfield, Rhode Island campus over the next few quarters. The...
04/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin and House Deputy Majority Whip Mia A. Ackerman, today signed into law the Maryellen Goodwin Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S-383A, H-...
04/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are working with colleges and universities throughout Rhode Island to make COVID-19 vaccines as accessible as possible for all students, faculty, and staff before the spring semester ends. "Now that vaccine...
04/30/2021
EAST GREENWICH, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Major General Christopher Callahan and Director of Veterans Services Kasim Yarn to announce $50,000 in donations to the Rhode Island Military Family Relief Fund. The donations were the result of a fundraising campaign...
04/22/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, Governor Dan McKee signed a proclamation proclaiming April 22, 2021 as Earth Day in Rhode Island. State of Rhode Island GUBERNATORIAL PROCLAMATION Earth Day WHEREAS, each year, Earth Day serves as a reminder of the value of our state's precious natural...
04/20/2021
While today's verdict will never bring back George Floyd, whose life was tragically taken, it reaffirms a fundamental tenet of our country that no one is above the law. Our thoughts are with the Floyd family and the people of Minnesota. Justice was served today, but we have a lot of work to...
04/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been expanded to all Rhode Islanders 16 and older. Thousands of appointments are currently available on vaccinateRI.org, and an additional 9,000...
04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today joined U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. to kick off the start of RIDOT's 2021 construction season. The event was...
04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and legislative sponsors, today signed into law the Fair Housing Practices Act (S-0561, H-5257) which prohibits housing discrimination against renters based on their source of...