State Government Press Releases

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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...
01/28/2019
Commerce RI, Rhode Island Foundation, and BankNewport Form Partnership to Offer Bridge Loans to Affected Businesses; Information Session to be Held Tuesday NEWPORT, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo today joined Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, members of Rhode Island's philanthropic and business...
01/23/2019
NEWPORT, RI - In a press conference this afternoon at the Newport Marriott, Governor Raimondo provided an update on National Grid's response to the gas outages in Newport Country. The Governor also shared several new developments regarding relief efforts for those impacted by the outages: -...
01/23/2019
Nearly 7,000 Residents Affected by Gas Outage PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is waiving fares for passengers traveling on Aquidneck Island in order to help people get to warming shelters and other essential...
01/23/2019
CRANSTON, RI - In a press conference this evening at the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, Governor Raimondo provided an update on National Grid's response to the gas outage in Newport Country. The Governor also discussed several steps that have been taken to help provide food for all...
01/22/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo made the following statement on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "Today we celebrate the legacy of one of our nation's heroes--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we reflect on his teachings, let us recommit ourselves to the cause of equality. We must work...
01/22/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - In her annual address at the Minister's Alliance Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today the 'No Student Hungry' initiative. Her proposal will ensure that no student in Rhode Island, from Pre-K through college, goes hungry. "Every...
01/17/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island ended 2018 at an all-time high with 505,000 jobs in the state, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. There have been over a half-million jobs in Rhode Island for seven consecutive months. At 3.9%, Rhode Island's...
01/16/2019
PAWTUCKET, RI - At Nathanael Greene Elementary today, Governor Raimondo announced details of her plan for universal Pre-K in Rhode Island. She was joined by Mark Shriver, President of Save the Children Action Network, as well as local leaders and educators. "Universal Pre-K is one of the best...