State Government Press Releases

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08/08/2018
Governor: "I've personally hired people in recovery because they are determined, committed and focused" PROVIDENCE, R.I. - At a one-stop job training center today in Providence, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new Recovery-Friendly Workplace Initiative -- supported by a $4 million federal...
08/06/2018
Governor Signs Executive Order Extending Diversity in Construction Working Group PROVIDENCE, RI- Today at New England Highway Technologies, a minority-owned business in Cranston, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order extending the Working Group on Diversity in Construction for...
08/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the 2018 Rhode Island Clean Energy Industry report today, which showed that clean energy employment in the Ocean State has grown by a remarkable 72 percent since 2014 and resulted in 6,650 new jobs across the state. The clean energy sector now...
08/02/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement today on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to weaken national clean car standards: "Weakening the nation's clean car standards will not only cost Americans more at the pump. It will also hurt children and senior...
08/02/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement today on the Trump administration's new ruling that expands the availability of short-term, low-coverage health insurance plans. "Once again, President Trump is doing all he can to undermine the Affordable Care Act. A so-called...
08/01/2018
State Will Make $10 Million Available for School Safety Upgrades PROVIDENCE, RI- At Asa Messer Elementary School today, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that the state is making immediately available $10 million in funding for schools to complete safety and security upgrades to buildings....
07/30/2018
Through agreement, Newport Festivals Foundation will have a permanent presence at Fort Adams State Park; plans to create a museum relating festivals' history PROVIDENCE, RI- With historic Fort Adams State Park as a backdrop, Governor Gina Raimondo and Newport Festivals Foundation Chairman...
07/27/2018
Public-private partnership results in new highway ramps JOHNSTON, RI- Governor Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr., Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena and Michael Knipper, Citizens Bank Executive VP of Property and Procurement today officially opened...
07/25/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island will receive $4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to support job training for Rhode Islanders in recovery. With this grant, Governor Raimondo is keeping the promise she made in her State of the State address...
07/24/2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation (S 2734 and H 7803) at Goldsmith Manor establishing an individual provider model for home care in Rhode Island. The model will give seniors and people with disabilities another option to be cared for at home where they can...