State Government Press Releases

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09/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is issuing a statewide "Drought Advisory" based on indicators and assessments reviewed by the state's Drought Steering Committee. The Drought Steering Committee, which falls under the purview of the Water Resources Board (WRB), convened meetings on...
09/17/2020
Infosys doubles down on Rhode Island, commits to 1,000+ employees in the Ocean State PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, and next-generation services, today joined Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor to announce that it plans...
09/17/2020
At the request of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she is convening a Municipal Resilience Task Force. Bringing together municipal, state and private sector leaders, the group will be tasked with developing innovative recommendations that...
07/28/2020
"Back to Work RI" will provide immediate pathways to good jobs and critical wraparound supports for thousands of Rhode Islanders, paving the way for an even stronger economic comeback PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced an investment of $45 million for a workforce...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Today, as part of her RIse Together vision to rebuild a stronger Rhode Island after the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced increases to the proposed Housing and Infrastructure Bond and the Beach, Clean Water and Green Bond in her recommended FY21 budget. This...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff Thursday, July 23, 2020, until sunset on Sunday, July 26, 2020, in memory of the 1,001 Rhode Islanders who have lost their lives to COVID-19. "This pandemic...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Today Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed into law H7541Aaa/S2136Baa, the Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act, updating Rhode Island's parentage laws to reflect the many ways in which families are formed and protecting the rights of LGBTQIA+ parents. "Love is love - it's as simple...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the date of his internment. "With the passing of Congressman John...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI– In recognition of today's deadline for the submission of draft school reopening plans to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and in response to the White House's rejection of science in their school decision-making, Governor Gina Raimondo, Education Commissioner Angé...
07/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina Raimondo announced a plan to expand home-based care options in Rhode Island as the state continues to grapple with the spread of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities. Before COVID-19, 61% of the state's long-term care recipients lived in nursing facilities,...