State Government Press Releases

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04/14/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee released the following statement in response to today's jobs report, which showed the state's unemployment rate has fallen below the national unemployment rate for the first time since February 2021: "Today's jobs report is good news and continues to show...
04/13/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Suttell, state agencies and stakeholders in law enforcement, the judiciary, and advocates to launch the Governor's Domestic Violence Working Group.
04/12/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by state, local, and federal leaders, the Rhode Island Foundation, and the High Rock Development team came together to announce a historic rehabilitation of Providence's Industrial Trust Building, commonly referred to as the "Superman Building." The $220...
04/11/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee announced today approximately $4.8 million in awards that will enable eligible small businesses to expand their capacity to do business outdoors. Funded through Governor McKee's Rhode Island Rebounds initiative, the Take It Outside program will fund 21...
04/07/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The McKee Administration today announced four finalists for the new Rhode Island Department of Health Laboratories and additional private lab space. The finalists were selected following a request for proposals (RFP) seeking qualified entities to provide a site and develop a new...
04/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today announced the 2022-2023 opening of the lottery for state-funded RI Pre-K programs. RI Pre-K, entering its 14th year, provides free, high-quality Pre-K education to eligible 4-year-old children across...
04/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Womazetta Jones today announced Kristin Pono Sousa as the state's next Medicaid Program Director a role she has been filling on an interim basis since December 2021. She will officially...
04/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced a temporary team of leaders to support the transition at the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) while the search continues for a permanent director. "The team our Administration has put in place brings decades of experience in...
04/01/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee announced more than $5 million in funding awards to revitalize blighted and vacant properties in Providence and Central Falls. The awards will fund 42 rental homes and one new public facility. "When Rhode Island voters went to the polls in 2021, they...
03/30/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI In response to the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner fining UnitedHealthcare $100,000 after it was determined that they used criteria for determining levels of care for substance use disorder treatment that were not consistent with Rhode Island law, Governor Dan McKee...