State Government Press Releases

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05/23/2018
Dome Will Flicker for 30 Seconds Every Wednesday PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that she has directed the Department of Administration to participate in Rhode Island's Good Night Lights. Starting this evening, the State House dome will flash for 30 seconds every...
05/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Building on her commitment to a clean, affordable and reliable energy future, Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has selected Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based clean energy developer, to construct a new, 400-megawatt offshore wind farm. The Revolution...
05/21/2018
Food processing company moving to Rhode Island. Will build new $100 million facility, create 700 food manufacturing jobs, support 400+ construction jobs; Quonset infrastructure investments support 1,300 manufacturing jobs and hundreds of jobs for Building Trades; Maritime manufacturer iXblue...
05/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today: "There are no words to express the horror of today's shooting at Santa Fe High School. Andy and I are praying for the victims and their families. As we mourn those senselessly killed and injured, we also mourn...
05/21/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset on May 22, 2018 in honor of the victims of today's school shooting in Santa Fe,...
05/17/2018
State adds 900 jobs in April; Most manufacturing jobs in nearly a decade PROVIDENCE, RI - For the fifth time in seven months, Rhode Island has set a new jobs record. There are currently 499,300 jobs in Rhode Island and the number of Rhode Islanders working is the highest it's been in a decade,...
05/16/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Potter Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket has been selected as a 2018 Green Ribbon School, and the University of Rhode Island has been selected as a Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee. These awards recognize educational...
05/07/2018
U.S. Department of Commerce released 2017 Fourth Quarter data on Friday PROVIDENCE, RI - Signs of Rhode Island's economic comeback continue. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis released data showing that Rhode Island's economy grew at a faster rate during the...
05/07/2018
Governor and team show commitment to Rhode Islanders with a mental health diagnosis PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo today signed an executive order reaffirming and expanding Rhode Island's commitment to people with mental health and substance use disorders while addressing access to...
05/03/2018
Governor's proposals require random audits of campaign finance reports and bar candidates from appearing on ballot with unpaid BOE fines PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, a leading advocate for the Line Item Veto, has also proposed legislation that will strengthen Rhode Island's...