State Government Press Releases

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09/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: "Today we honor the thousands of innocent victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and pay tribute to the heroism of the first responders who put other people's...
08/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- This morning, Governor Gina M. Raimondo took executive and procedural action to ban all firearms from public PK-12 school buildings and grounds, except those carried by law enforcement officers. This decision came in response to uncertainty among education leaders and community...
08/29/2018
Education Commissioner issues binding Field Memo Alert to school districts asserting students' right to schools that are "free from the threat of physical harm" PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has taken executive and procedural action to ban all firearms, except those carried by law...
08/27/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Senator John McCain. Flags should return to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment, Sunday, September 2. "John McCain was a war...
08/27/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement today on the passing of Senator John McCain: "John McCain was a war hero, dedicated patriot and true fighter until the very end. He wore our nation's uniform with honor as a navy pilot and represented Arizona in Congress for...
08/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Raimondo and Lieutenant Governor McKee are calling on National Grid to return to ratepayers $7.9 million of over-collections made after Congress passed a massive corporate tax cut. After Congress passed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, National Grid's federal corporate tax...
08/23/2018
NEW SHOREHAM, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today responding to reports that President Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is developing a plan to allow local school districts to use federal education funds to purchase firearms for educators: "The reported...
08/22/2018
PAWTUCKET, RI - Earlier today, at a press conference outlining a commitment to Pawtucket's future, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that one of the city's anchor employers, Collette, will expand and create 75+ new permanent, full-time jobs in Rhode Island. Collette is one of more than 25...
08/16/2018
New Real Jobs RI program set to launch this year will prepare today's middle and high school students for tomorrow's jobs in offshore wind N. KINGSTOWN, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo met with local business leaders and educators who are working together to build the state's first Career...
08/16/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - According to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Rhode Island added 1,200 jobs last month and set another new all-time high record for the number of jobs in the state. The state's unemployment rate, which was well over 6 percent and one...