State Government Press Releases

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07/19/2019
Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting the Commercial Construction Workforce in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT), the Associated General Contractors of Rhode...
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...
07/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Today the Governor signed and transmitted to the Secretary of State H. 5151 SUB A -- AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2020. Full text of the Governor's transmission letter is below: "TO THE HONORABLE, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: I...
07/19/2019
Deal includes $150m in new investment, increase in RI-based jobs PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio today announced an agreement in principle with IGT for a continued partnership with the Rhode Island Lottery....
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...