State Government Press Releases

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11/16/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded an $82 million grant to the McKee Administration for the construction of a Rhode Island Center of Excellence for Laboratory Sciences. "This is an exciting day for the State of Rhode Island," said Governor Dan...
11/12/2021
BRISTOL, RI In a heartfelt ceremony on Thursday, Governor Dan McKee led the state's official Veterans Day proceedings to honor those who have served in the nation's military. Held at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, over 100 attendees heard remarks of appreciation from the Governor and other...
11/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee released the following statement today in recognition of Veterans Day: "Today is about honoring the men and women who courageously fought to protect our freedom our nation's Veterans. The over 60,000 Veterans, active duty and guard members who live in...
11/10/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by Representative Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson and Senator James A. Seveney, today signed into law legislation (2021-H 5785, 2021-S 0982) which will extend property tax exemptions to veterans who served in uniform during the Cold War, between 1947...
11/09/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded a $10.6 million tourism and hospitality grant to the McKee Administration. The $10.6 million grant will be used to support projects, businesses, and jobs in the travel, tourism, and outdoor...
11/08/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by Neil D. Steinberg, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation; Celia J. Blue, Interim Director of the Department of Human Services; Kathy Cloutier, Executive Director of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island; and James Jahnz,...
11/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced $5 million in funding to provide emergency shelter capacity to Rhode Island's homeless service providers. This funding will fund 275 emergency shelter beds as we approach the winter months. "Our homeless shelter providers have been frontline...
11/03/2021
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that Rhode Island is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination today to children 5 to 11 years of age. Last night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended vaccination for children in...
11/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced a new vaccine incentive at the Dunkin' Donuts Center to encourage Rhode Island adults who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get their shot. More than 90 percent of Rhode Islanders age 18 and older are at least partially...
11/02/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) today announced the "Back to Business" initiative, an incentive program designed to connect businesses with job seekers. Using up to $4.5 million in CARES Act funds, the Back to Business initiative will...