State Government Press Releases

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05/14/2019
The nomination of Womazetta Jones, the current Director of Social Services in Ramsey County, Minnesota, drew praise for Jones from health and human services leaders in Rhode Island and Minnesota. Hear what they had to say: "Courageous leadership is a rarity at times. I can tell you that...
05/14/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day recognizes all law...
05/14/2019
Womazetta Jones to be formally introduced during press conference Wednesday PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced veteran social services leader Womazetta Jones as her nominee for Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). Jones has...
05/03/2019
Bill requires emergency planning, brings RI in line with neighboring states NEWPORT, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. McKee today called for the passage of legislation that would give the state the tools necessary to demand greater accountability from National...
05/01/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in recognition of Yom HaShoah: "On Yom HaShoah, we remember one of the darkest periods of our past, a time when six million Jews and millions of others had their lives cut short by genocide. The atrocities they...
04/26/2019
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, American Forests Praise RI's Resilient Rhody Strategy WOONSOCKET, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state officials, the City of Woonsocket, RI Tree Council, American Forests, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, National Grid, and other partners at a...
04/26/2019
RIDE to complete a comprehensive review of the district PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today Governor Gina M. Raimondo in partnership with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza committed to strengthening Providence's schools and providing meaningful, lasting improvement in educational outcomes for all students. ...
04/26/2019
NEWPORT, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo was joined at Newport Hospital today by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Executive Director Joseph Reposa and Lifespan CEO Tim Babineau for the official reboot of RI Resource Recovery's 'Let's recycle RIght®!' public education campaign. With the U.S....
04/22/2019
Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource pledge funds to develop talent pool and supply chain for the state's growing offshore wind industry PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource – the team behind the Revolution Wind project – have...
04/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Raimondo issued the following statement today wishing Rhode Islanders a happy Easter: "Today, Christians around the world celebrate the miracle of the resurrection and the hope and promise that Easter represents. Easter is a time to reflect on the sacrifices our loved...