State Government Press Releases

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01/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee provided an update on the emergency medical personnel secured by his Administration through FEMA to support hospital staffing needs in Rhode Island. The Health and Medical Task Force (HMTF) arrived at Kent Hospital in Warwick yesterday, January 18,...
01/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Building on the remarks he made last night in his 2022 State of the State Address, Governor Dan McKee, joined by Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, today announced a plan to accelerate over 100 infrastructure projects valued at $2.1 billion as...
01/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Building on the remarks he made in his 2022 State of the State address Tuesday evening, Governor Dan McKee today announced that his FY2023 budget and ARPA spending plan will propose more than $150 million to fund a series of proposals that will not only reduce harmful greenhouse...
01/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI In his State of the State Address tonight, Governor Dan McKee rolled out a historic housing proposal, including calling for the largest share of American Rescue Plan Act's State Fiscal Recovery Funds, a quarter of a billion dollars, to be invested in housing and homelessness...
01/18/2022
Mister Speaker, Mister President, distinguished members of the Assembly, our General Officers, members of the Judiciary, municipal leaders, and members of my cabinet good evening. Tonight, I want to speak directly with the people of Rhode Island. This COVID-19 pandemic has been part of our...
01/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI In his State of the State tonight, Governor Dan McKee will announce an exciting proposal to create a Rhode Island Higher Ed Academy, a new initiative to help Rhode Islanders pursue postsecondary education and training that leads to good-paying jobs and puts the state on a path to...
01/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Tonight in his State of the State address, Governor Dan McKee will unveil several significant proposals to help Rhode Island small businesses. These myriad actions aim to provide access to capital, help reduce red tape, and improve the state's business climate. Specifically, in...
01/14/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced that Rhode Island has received an additional 400,000 COVID-19 at-home rapid tests, bringing the total to 500,000 for this week. "Our team is pursuing every possible avenue to secure more at-home rapid tests for Rhode Islanders," said Governor...
01/14/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and RIHousing announced today that the RentReliefRI program has reached an important milestone, having surpassed the $100 million mark in rental and utility assistance funds distributed to 13,761 renter households. The federally-funded RentReliefRI program...
01/13/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today issued the following statement on the announcement by President Joe Biden that Rhode Island has secured and will receive FEMA emergency medical personnel to support hospital staffing needs. "We promised Rhode Islanders that we would pursue every...