State Government Press Releases

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07/10/2019
Order calls for development of cleaner, more affordable heating systems PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she has signed Executive Order 19-06 launching a Heating Sector Transformation in Rhode Island. Led by the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC) and...
06/26/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Following the release of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy's review of the Providence Public School District, education and community leaders are speaking out about the need to take urgent action. Here's what they're saying: "To say I am outraged, disturbed,...
06/25/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Today Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, and Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green issued statements following the release of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy's review of the Providence Public School...
06/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Tonight immediately following its passage by the General Assembly, Governor Gina M. Raimondo, surrounded by legislators and women's health advocates, signed into law the historic Reproductive Privacy Act. Governor Raimondo also issued the following signing statement: "I am...
06/04/2019
Parties have agreed to reconvene PROVIDENCE, RI- Today Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced she has asked Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University to resume negotiations and determine whether they can come to an agreement that would create a locally-run, academic medical center in Rhode...
05/24/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27, in observation of Memorial Day. Flags should return to full-staff at noon. Governor Raimondo also...
05/24/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced $500,000 in community enhancement grants to organizations committed to helping older Rhode Islanders and individuals with disabilities thrive in their communities. The grants are supported with funds from the Executive Office of Health...
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...