State Government Press Releases

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10/25/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health today announced that the State has reached an important vaccination milestone: 90 percent of Rhode Islanders age 18 or older are now partially vaccinated against COVID-19. This ambitious goal was set by Governor McKee...
10/22/2021
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine boosters are now available and recommended as follows: Moderna A single booster dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered at six...
10/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration awarded a $1 million statewide planning grant to the McKee Administration. The planning grant is part of the Biden Administration's $3 billion American Rescue Plan funding to support the President's Build...
10/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by Senator Sandra Cano and Representative Grace Diaz, today signed into law legislation (2021-S 990, 2021-H 5238) which will ensure in-state tuition for Rhode Island students regardless of immigration status. The bill signing took place at the...
10/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Following 13 virtual community conversations on key priority areas such as education, workforce, and children and family issues, Governor Dan McKee and Lt. Governor Sabina Matos today rolled out RI 2030, a working paper containing preliminary recommendations which, once further...
09/01/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and bill sponsors Senator Melissa A. Murray, Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Senator Walter S. Felag, Representative Leonela Felix, and AARP Rhode Island State Director...
08/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by Senator Cynthia A. Coyne, and Representatives Joseph J. Solomon and Jason Knight today ceremonially signed into law two pieces of legislation to support Rhode Island's aging population. The first piece of legislation (2021-S 0264A, 2021-H 5642A)...
08/25/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee has ordered the Rhode Island flag to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of former State Representative William L. "Bud" Alves. The flag will be lowered beginning Wednesday, August 25 and return to full staff at sunrise on...
08/24/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – With the announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has full approval for use in people 16 and older, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health are urging all eligible Rhode Islanders who have not been...
08/24/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH., and Department of Education Commissioner Angιlica Infante-Green, today announced that all students, teachers, school staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks inside public...