State Government Press Releases

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07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff Thursday, July 23, 2020, until sunset on Sunday, July 26, 2020, in memory of the 1,001 Rhode Islanders who have lost their lives to COVID-19. "This pandemic...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Today Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed into law H7541Aaa/S2136Baa, the Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act, updating Rhode Island's parentage laws to reflect the many ways in which families are formed and protecting the rights of LGBTQIA+ parents. "Love is love - it's as simple...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the date of his internment. "With the passing of Congressman John...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI– In recognition of today's deadline for the submission of draft school reopening plans to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and in response to the White House's rejection of science in their school decision-making, Governor Gina Raimondo, Education Commissioner Angé...
07/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina Raimondo announced a plan to expand home-based care options in Rhode Island as the state continues to grapple with the spread of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities. Before COVID-19, 61% of the state's long-term care recipients lived in nursing facilities,...
07/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Islanders can now select a gender-neutral designation on their driver's license. The new option will appear on driver's licenses as an X. "Representation matters at every level, and I am proud to make our government better...
07/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory of former Mayor of Newport Paul Gaines. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, July 1. "Mayor Paul Gaines was a trailblazer...
07/02/2020
Governor will sign Executive Order removing "Providence Plantations" from executive documents PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo will be joined by advocates, community leaders, elected officials, and members of her cabinet today at 3 p.m. at Billy Taylor Park in Providence to unveil...
07/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott today issued the following joint statement: "What happened to George Floyd -- and what has happened to far too many black Americans -- is indescribably horrible. This moment serves as yet another wake up call that we have...
05/26/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo, in accordance with a presidential proclamation, is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff Friday, May 22, 2020, until sunset on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in memory of those lost to COVID-19. "We...