State Government Press Releases

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10/09/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Following Governor Raimondo's executive action yesterday, education, civic, and community leaders across the state are speaking out in support of regulating flavored e-cigarettes. Here's what they're saying: "My peers started using e-cigs because of flavors and they continue to...
09/25/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- In response to the growing public health crisis of e-cigarette use among young people in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order directing the Department of Health to establish emergency regulations prohibiting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The...
09/24/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in memory of former Rhode Island Superior Court Justice John Orton III. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on...
09/13/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo was joined by members of the General Assembly and other state officials this morning to unveil a plaque listing the names of Rhode Islanders lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The commemoration ceremony took place adjacent to the 9/11 memorial ...
09/10/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 11 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. "On this anniversary we remember and...
09/10/2019
CENTRAL FALLS, RI- This morning at the Blackstone Valley Community Health Center's Neighborhood Health Station in Central Falls, Governor Raimondo was joined by OHIC Commissioner Marie Ganim and HealthSourceRI Director Zachary Sherman as she announced progress Rhode Island has made keeping health...
09/10/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that, at the recommendation of Rhode Island State Police Colonel James M. Manni, she has appointed J. David Smith to serve as the new Associate Director of the Rhode Island E-911 Uniform Emergency Telephone System. Smith has an...
08/16/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff on Friday, August 16, 2019 in memory of former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Donald Shea. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, August...
08/09/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Today Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed, Congressman David Cicilline, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, Federal Highway Administration Rhode Island...
08/07/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI As part of her ongoing efforts to reform Rhode Island's criminal justice system, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order establishing the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Working Group. The Working Group will be divided into two subcommittees to narrow their focus...