State Government Press Releases

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04/24/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - One day after the Federal Communications Commission rescinded federal net neutrality regulations, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order protecting a free and open internet in Rhode Island. "A free and open internet is essential to our democracy and economy," said...
04/23/2018
Board awards 3 vouchers to R.I. Manufacturers to help fund R&D PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation tonight approved three Innovation Vouchers, bringing the total amount of Innovation Voucher recipients to 50. All...
04/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset on Friday, April 20th 2018 in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush. "...
04/18/2018
One of Only Three States to Meet High Quality Standards PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor M. Gina Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has once again been recognized as a national leader in early childhood education, as one of only three states to meet the quality standards of the National...
04/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today after the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "Barbara Bush was an inspiration to a generation of Americans. I remember being in high school and college watching this strong woman in the national spotlight...
04/12/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Today on Yom HaShoah, we remember the six million Jews and millions of others who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust. We remember the families torn apart and...
04/10/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Amgen, a world-leading biotechnology company, will expand in Rhode Island, with a new $160-million next-generation biomanufacturing plant that will be the first of its kind in the United States. The facility, which will produce...
04/06/2018
Promotes Childhood Literacy as Part of Third Grade Reading Challenge PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued a proclamation today declaring the week of April 9-13 as Reading Week 2018 in Rhode Island. While schools across the state celebrate Reading Week at different times throughout...
04/05/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Gun Safety Working Group will be chaired by Narragansett Town Manager James Manni and Dr. Megan Ranney of Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School. In February, Governor Raimondo became the first governor in America following...
04/04/2018
Paid Summer Internships Give High School Students Hands-on Work Experience PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Rhode Island's leading employers and other stakeholders gathered together Wednesday to celebrate the launch of a new internship program that will provide 100 high school...