State Government Press Releases

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07/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Representative Robert B. Jacquard, today signed the Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act. This Act simplifies and clarifies the rules governing lobbying. It maximizes transparency, promotes a user-...
06/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore-in Lia N. Stuhlsatz, the new Judge of the Rhode Island Family Court. "Lia brings two decades of experience strengthening families to this new role," Raimondo said. "Her passion, intellect, and demeanor represent the perfect display of...
06/27/2016
New dedicated phone line, 401-942-STOP (401-942-7867), connects Rhode Islanders with treatment and recovery support PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today unveiled an enhanced, statewide, multimedia public education campaign to reduce the stigma of addiction and promote treatment...
06/27/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, hosted a signing ceremony today for the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget. "I am grateful to the Speaker and Senate President for their continued partnership to...
06/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Fifteen years after the passage of gender expression protections in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the state employee health plan will cover gender transition services. In May 2001, Rhode Island became the second state in the country to...
06/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore-in Rossie Lee Harris, Jr., the new Judge of the Rhode Island Family Court. "Rossie has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to strengthening families," Raimondo said. "In his new role, I know he will continue to serve our families with...
06/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore-in Judge Michael Forte, the new Chief Judge of the state Family Court. "Judge Forte has demonstrated a clear vision for assisting families during their most difficult times," Raimondo said. "I am proud to swear-in today someone of the...
06/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted an official swearing-in ceremony for Michael J. Feeney, the new Judge of the state Workers' Compensation Court. "Michael brings a wide range of legal qualifications to the Workers' Compensation Court," Raimondo said. "I am confident...
06/20/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today swore-in Judge Robert Ferrieri, the new Chief Judge of the state Workers' Compensation Court. "Judge Ferrieri brings excellent experience and knowledge from his eight years on the bench," Raimondo said. "I am confident that as Chief Judge, he...
06/16/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's latest economic data. "Although we've made progress -- 4,500 fewer Rhode Islanders are unemployed than a year ago -- creating an economy that's strong enough so that there's a...