State Government Press Releases

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06/16/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on today's jobs report, which shows the state's unemployment rate has once again decreased, this time falling below 3 percent for the first time in over 30 years: "The numbers in today's jobs report speak for themselves: more...
06/14/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that DEM will receive $846,343 in grants from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace freight trucks and marine engines that move goods and services...
06/08/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today signed into law the 'Let RI Vote Act,' legislation which expands voter access while ensuring the integrity of Rhode Island elections. "There is nothing more fundamentally American than the right to vote it provides every Rhode Islander the opportunity...
06/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Housing and state and local leaders today announced the beginning of the redevelopment and adaptive reuse of the historic Arctic Mill into rental housing and commercial space. The Arctic Mill...
06/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee is sharing the news that Dr. James McDonald, MD, MPH, will be stepping down as the Interim Director at the Department of Health so that he can focus on emerging healthcare needs of his family. Dr. McDonald's last day of State service will be July 29, 2022. He...
05/31/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI In the wake of recent violence across the nation, Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island State Police, and the Rhode Island Department of Education announced further collaboration between superintendents and local law enforcement agencies to identify potential school safety issues...
05/31/2022
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee, joined by members of Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation, today announced a strategic initiative with the Partnership for Rhode Island called CompeteRI. CompeteRI will help Rhode Island state agencies, municipalities, and nonprofits more effectively...
05/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30, in observation of Memorial Day. Flags should return to full-staff at noon. Governor McKee also released the...
05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator and Senior Counselor to the President, Dr. Ashish Jha, to announce a new federally-supported Test-to-Treat site opening in Rhode Island, making the State and its partners the first in the nation to stand up...
05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee announced six awards totaling close to $1.5 million to the dedicated service providers addressing the homelessness crisis in Rhode Island. These grants are part of the Governor's Rhode Island Rebounds initiative and funded through American Rescue Plan Act (