State Government Press Releases

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04/18/2017
As part of her continuing efforts to foster innovation and economic development opportunities, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the appointment of the state's first Cybersecurity Officer. Mike Steinmetz will serve as the Governor's principal policy advisor on cybersecurity and will be...
04/18/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined the New England Board of Higher Education to announce the creation of a new regional Commission on Higher Education and Employability, designed to work with the private sector to improve the career readiness of New England college and university graduates.
04/07/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the winner of her Women's History Month essay contest. Rhode Island's 2017 Governor for a Day is Mianna Gonsalves, an 11-year-old student at Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School who wrote about the importance of fostering student leadership at a young age.
04/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered until sunset on April 6, 2017 in honor of former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn. Rhode Island flags will remain at half-staff until sunrise on Monday, April 10,...
04/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the Rhode Island flag to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of former Senate President Pro Tempore William A. Walaska. The flag will be lowered beginning Thursday, April 6 and return to full staff at...
03/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is pleased with the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report shows that Rhode Island added another 2,200 jobs in February--the first time since May 2015 the state added more than 2,000 jobs in a...
03/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement regarding the election of Dominick J. Ruggerio as President of the Rhode Island Senate: "I congratulate Senate President Ruggerio and look forward to working closely with him, his leadership team, the members of...
03/23/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - After outlining how the healthcare proposal released earlier this month by congressional Republicans would leave behind the elderly, low-income Rhode Islanders and families throughout the state, Governor Gina M. Raimondo reiterated her pledge today to work to ensure access to high-...
03/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Senate President Paiva Weed: "Senate President Paiva Weed has dedicated her adult life to public service. Throughout her career, she has led the way to protect the most vulnerable people in our state and has...
03/16/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 15, 2017) - Governor Gina M. Raimondo testified today before the House Finance Committee in support of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship initiative which would guarantee every Rhode Island student with an opportunity to attend two years of college tuition-free. Her...