State Government Press Releases

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02/14/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - On the first anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Governor Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Neronha introduced a legislative package of critical gun safety reforms that would ban assault weapons, ban high-...
02/13/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her selection of Rose Amoros Jones as Director of the Division of Elderly Affairs (DEA), filling a vacancy created when former DEA Director Charlie Fogarty retired from state service in 2018. "Rose has been a valued member of my team...
02/12/2019
Introduce Partnership with CCRI to Increase Access to IT Education and Careers PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined Infosys, a leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, to launch the company's new Design and Innovation Center in Providence. The Governor and...
02/11/2019
National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils will select three RI schools to receive new fitness centers as part of the DON'T QUIT! Campaign PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils (NFGFC) Chairman Jake Steinfeld today...
02/11/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation [r20.rs6.net], Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities be flown at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Representative John Dingell Jr., the longest-serving member of Congress.
02/07/2019
Revolution Wind contract filed with state regulators; project will create 800+ jobs PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that a contract for the 400-megawatt (MW) Revolution Wind offshore wind farm has been filed with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC), a...
02/06/2019
XQ+RI: Rhode Island's XQ Challenge will support innovative, community-wide efforts to make high schools more challenging, engaging, and relevant so every student succeeds PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today a first-of-its-kind partnership with XQ, the nation's leading...
02/06/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order establishing an official target for health care spending growth in Rhode Island: 3.2% annual growth through 2022. This is the latest step in the Governor's ongoing efforts to control health care costs for taxpayers,...
02/01/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement in honor of Black History Month: "I'm proud to celebrate Black History Month and honor the black Rhode Islanders who have shaped our state and culture for generations. The fight for racial equality and...
01/30/2019
The Trump Administration's Proposed Revisions Would Create More Barriers to Reporting Sexual Violence and Supporting Victims on College Campuses PROVIDENCE, RI -- Governor Gina Raimondo today joined Postsecondary Education Commissioner Brenda Dann-Messier in voicing opposition to the federal...