State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/08/2018
Governor: "I've personally hired people in recovery because they are determined, committed and focused" PROVIDENCE, R.I. - At a one-stop job training center today in Providence, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new Recovery-Friendly Workplace Initiative -- supported by a $4 million federal...
08/06/2018
Governor Signs Executive Order Extending Diversity in Construction Working Group PROVIDENCE, RI- Today at New England Highway Technologies, a minority-owned business in Cranston, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order extending the Working Group on Diversity in Construction for...
08/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the 2018 Rhode Island Clean Energy Industry report today, which showed that clean energy employment in the Ocean State has grown by a remarkable 72 percent since 2014 and resulted in 6,650 new jobs across the state. The clean energy sector now...
08/02/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement today on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to weaken national clean car standards: "Weakening the nation's clean car standards will not only cost Americans more at the pump. It will also hurt children and senior...
08/02/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement today on the Trump administration's new ruling that expands the availability of short-term, low-coverage health insurance plans. "Once again, President Trump is doing all he can to undermine the Affordable Care Act. A so-called...