State Government Press Releases

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05/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In January, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced her push to pass the Rhode Island Manufacturing Initiative, a comprehensive package of new programs designed to help train Rhode Islanders to compete in modern manufacturing and provide assistance to local manufacturers looking to...
05/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Vistaprint Corporate plans to bring 125 new jobs to Rhode Island with the opening of its national sales office in the state's capital city. The new Providence-based office will employ inside sales and design professionals. "We'...
05/15/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day recognizes all law...
05/16/2017
Raimondo Appoints Beane as EOHHS Secretary, Hawkins as DHS Director PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, today, introduced a new, permanent leadership team for her Health Cabinet and announced that she intends to nominate Eric J. Beane as the next Secretary of the Rhode Island...
05/08/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Erin Lynch Prata, Secretary-Treasurer of RI AFL-CIO Maureen Martin and Secretary-Treasurer of United Food and Commercial Local Domenic Pontarelli today held a roundtable discussion about the Governor's proposal to raise the minimum wage from $9.60 to $10.50 per...
05/04/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Anya Rader Wallack today announced Rebecca "Becky" Boss as their choice to lead the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). Boss has served as Acting Director of the Department...
05/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement in response to news that the Block Island Power Company this morning transferred the island's electrical system from diesel generators to energy generated from offshore wind turbines. "Rhode Island has always led by example....
05/02/2017
Credit covers extra personnel and contracted services costs in FY17 and expected contracted services costs through the first quarter of FY18 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Deloitte will provide a $27 million credit to the State of Rhode Island to cover unanticipated costs of the UHIP roll out. The credit...
05/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam hosted a call for members of Rhode Island's business community today to discuss the successes of the Tennessee Promise scholarship initiative and answer questions about what Rhode Island has learned from Tennessee in...
04/20/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Rhode Island's unemployment continues to trend downward, our labor force is growing, businesses are giving Rhode Island a fresh look and thousands more...