State Government Press Releases

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11/02/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The National Governors Association announced that Rhode Island is one of six states selected for the second phase of NGA's Workforce Innovation Network (NGA WIN), in which states will deploy cross-agency teams to identify and implement strategies that advance digital skill...
11/02/2021
WOONSOCKET, RI The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), joined by Governor Dan McKee, the Chairs of the Rhode Island General Assembly's Education Committees Senator Sandra Cano and Representative Joe McNamara, Woonsocket School District Superintendent Patrick J. McGee, and other state...
11/01/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The McKee Administration today announced a request for proposals (RFP) seeking qualified entities to provide a site and develop a new facility for the Rhode Island Department of Health State Health Laboratories (RISHL) and additional private laboratory space. The RFP, issued by...
10/25/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health today announced that the State has reached an important vaccination milestone: 90 percent of Rhode Islanders age 18 or older are now partially vaccinated against COVID-19. This ambitious goal was set by Governor McKee...
10/22/2021
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine boosters are now available and recommended as follows: Moderna A single booster dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered at six...
10/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration awarded a $1 million statewide planning grant to the McKee Administration. The planning grant is part of the Biden Administration's $3 billion American Rescue Plan funding to support the President's Build...
10/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by Senator Sandra Cano and Representative Grace Diaz, today signed into law legislation (2021-S 990, 2021-H 5238) which will ensure in-state tuition for Rhode Island students regardless of immigration status. The bill signing took place at the...
10/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Following 13 virtual community conversations on key priority areas such as education, workforce, and children and family issues, Governor Dan McKee and Lt. Governor Sabina Matos today rolled out RI 2030, a working paper containing preliminary recommendations which, once further...
09/01/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and bill sponsors Senator Melissa A. Murray, Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Senator Walter S. Felag, Representative Leonela Felix, and AARP Rhode Island State Director...
08/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by Senator Cynthia A. Coyne, and Representatives Joseph J. Solomon and Jason Knight today ceremonially signed into law two pieces of legislation to support Rhode Island's aging population. The first piece of legislation (2021-S 0264A, 2021-H 5642A)...