State Government Press Releases

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07/02/2020
Governor will sign Executive Order removing "Providence Plantations" from executive documents PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo will be joined by advocates, community leaders, elected officials, and members of her cabinet today at 3 p.m. at Billy Taylor Park in Providence to unveil...
07/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott today issued the following joint statement: "What happened to George Floyd -- and what has happened to far too many black Americans -- is indescribably horrible. This moment serves as yet another wake up call that we have...
05/26/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo, in accordance with a presidential proclamation, is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff Friday, May 22, 2020, until sunset on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in memory of those lost to COVID-19. "We...
04/06/2020
New drive-through testing site at Twin River will offer on-the-spot results State's testing capacity doubled thanks to partnership with CVS Health PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has formed a partnership with CVS Health to make free, rapid COVID-...
03/10/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed a declaration creating a State of Emergency in Rhode Island, allowing the State to access additional resources to supplement its robust response to COVID-19. In addition, today the Governor, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT),
03/10/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that she has nominated Lara Montecalvo to be the Rhode Island Public Defender. Lara has served as Assistant Public Defender since 2004. She succeeds Mary McElroy, who resigned last year following her appointment to the U.S. District Court.
03/10/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Neronha were joined this afternoon by legislative leaders, activists, and members of law enforcement as they unveiled their package of comprehensive gun safety reforms. In addition to four new bills they have submitted to the...
01/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Raimondo today announced her nominations for the newly-created University of Rhode Island Board of Trustees. The board will oversee employment as well as the University's property, purchases and procurement. "I am proud to put forth this group of diverse, highly-...
01/21/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the state has been awarded a three-year, $27 million federal grant to support statewide children's development and education initiatives. The funding - running from 2020 through 2022 - is part of the Administration for Children and Families' Preschool...
01/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order committing Rhode Island to be powered by 100 percent renewable electricity by the end of the decade. Her executive order directs the state's Office of Energy Resources to conduct an economic and energy market analysis and...