State Government Press Releases

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09/02/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Last night, Governor Gina M. Raimondo visited the last class of a free, intensive, 16-week computer coding course offered by Real Jobs RI grantee LaunchCode, a nonprofit that partners with employers to create paid apprenticeships and jobs for those lacking traditional computer...
09/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Closing Statement, issued by the Department of Administration's Office of Accounts and Control, shows the state ended FY 2016 with a $167 million General Fund surplus - $44 million more than...
08/31/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered all Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings beginning at sunrise on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunrise on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, in memory of former...
08/30/2016
Online Retailer Moves Entire Company from Connecticut to Rhode Island, Bringing 40 Jobs and Plans to Expand PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials at a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the opening of Ivory Ella's new headquarters in Westerly....
08/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the PARCC scores: "As we continue to focus on growing the Rhode Island economy and preparing young people for the challenging careers of the 21st-century, we have to develop and support great schools and a...
08/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement on the announcement of the state's latest economic data. "Our economy's gain of 1,400 jobs last month is encouraging. Our labor force has experienced two months of strong growth and we've gained 5,000 jobs this year....
08/17/2016
Issues Statewide "Drought Advisory" to Raise Awareness of Dry Conditions PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is issuing a statewide "Drought Advisory," based on indicators and assessments from the state's Drought Steering Committee. "Rhode Islanders should be aware the state will...
08/09/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Representative Jan P. Malik, Senator Walter S. Felag, Jr., Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim Yarn, and Brigadier General Christopher Callahan, Adjutant General of the state of Rhode Island, today ceremonially signed several new bills to...
08/04/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore in Brian A. Goldman, the new Judge of the state District Court. "I am happy to be appointing a Judge who is not only a skilled and experienced lawyer, but is also a veteran who has served his country," Raimondo said. "Judge Goldman will...
08/03/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Major customer service improvements made by the staff of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program have reduced waiting times by 63 percent during this summer's recent peak claim period versus last summer's peak period. These improvements highlight the benefits of the Lean...