State Government Press Releases

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07/29/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony, to mark the passage of legislation that protects the environment and supports job growth by streamlining wetlands permitting. This bill: Implements the recommendations of a legislative task force under the...
07/24/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts, and Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen today issued the following statements in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): "People with...
07/22/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today marked the passage of legislation to protect our water supplies and put people back to work with a ceremonial bill signing at the Save the Bay Center. (H 5668 and S 369) Many Rhode Island homes have outdated underground wastewater systems. These...
07/22/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is lowering the U.S. flag and extending the lowering of the R.I. flag at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until Monday, July 27 in honor of the military members who...
07/21/2015
Governor Convenes Children's Cabinet, Takes Action to Strengthen Supports for Kids PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened today the state's Children's Cabinet for the first time since 2007 to set a vision to improve the health and well-being of Rhode Island's kids. The group's...
07/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, today launched a statewide initiative to innovate healthcare by improving patient care and health outcomes, and lowering cost for all Rhode Islanders. As part of the new effort, the Governor signed an Executive...
07/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an Executive Order today and announced the schedule for the annual Governor's Bay Day celebration on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The day includes family-friendly activities, and free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in...
07/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony at Packaging and More in Central Falls to mark the passage of legislation requiring employers provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace for pregnant women and new moms (H 5674 and S 0276). "As a working...
07/17/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "While Rhode Island's unemployment rate continues to improve, we are still not recovering at pace with the rest of the country....
07/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by defense and intelligence experts, today participated in a Cybersecurity Summit at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. The discussion focused on the evolving threat of cyberattacks and the unique role Rhode Island can play supporting this...