State Government Press Releases

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05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today signed into law the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, legalizing and safely regulating recreational adult-use cannabis in the state. The Act includes automatic expungement of prior civil or criminal marijuana possession charges, a key provision in the Governor's...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI - In accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Governor Dan McKee has directed U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on May 28, 2022 in memory of the victims...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Following yesterday's senseless shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Governor Dan McKee renewed a call for immediate action on crucial gun safety legislation in Rhode Island and at the federal level. "Too many lives have been tragically cut short by senseless...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee on Friday hosted a two-hour Facebook Live event in observance of Rhode Island's second annual 'Mental Health Action Day.' The event featured state, federal and community leaders taking action to end the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders.
05/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Joined by state and local officials, Governor Dan McKee today announced over $600,000 in site readiness awards to 16 projects in 11 communities across Rhode Island. The awards will fund municipal technical assistance and site-specific planning improvements to catalyze economic...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the awarding of $4.1 million in matching grants to 13 municipalities to develop or renovate local outdoor recreational facilities. Perennially, the "rec grant"...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI As federal officials work to resolve the current national baby formula shortage, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are providing guidance and resources to families being affected. "Parents should not have to worry about running out of formula...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today issued the following statement regarding Tuesday evening's Senate vote confirming Terrence Gray as Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM). "Terry Gray has dedicated his public service career to protecting Rhode Island'
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on the Let RI Vote Act: "Over the past year, our Democracy has been tested and we must do everything we can to protect it. The Let RI Vote Act is a comprehensive set of common sense tools to protect Rhode Islanders' voting...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI - In accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Governor Dan McKee has directed U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on May 16, 2022 in memory of the 1...