State Government Press Releases

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07/03/2018
Governor signs 183 bills, including legislation expanding access to contraceptive care Vetoes three laws PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo this evening signed and vetoed 188 bills. She vetoed three laws (five bills), including the so-called Peter Falk bill, a bill requiring sellers...
07/02/2018
New Climate Resilience Action Strategy Developed by Chief Resiliency Officer's Working Group Offers "Clear Roadmap" to Address Vulnerabilities and Finance Urgent Projects to Help State Become More Resilient PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced the completion of Rhode Island's...
06/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed the PawSox legislation this afternoon. She released the following statement: "As I've said all along, the PawSox belong in Pawtucket. No one wants to see them end up in Worcester. This legislation gives Mayor Grebien an opportunity to work with...
06/29/2018
Amended bill gives courts discretion in sentencing, preserves Good Samaritan immunity Administration remains committed to prevention, treatment and recovery PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an amended version of the so-called Kristen's Law bill earlier today which will aid...
06/28/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that biotechnology company Rubius Therapeutics is planning to establish a manufacturing facility in Rhode Island that will create 160 high-skilled jobs in manufacturing, biotech operations and other support functions. Rubius intends to...
06/28/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the news that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring: "I join all Americans to express my sincere appreciation for Justice Kennedy's decades of service to our nation. "I'm also...
06/27/2018
Raimondo: "Labor built Rhode Island's middle class." "The labor movement built Rhode Island's middle class. This decision is part of a larger effort to weaken labor and diminish the middle class. With ever-growing income inequality and ideologically driven efforts in Washington to undermine...
06/26/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed S 2112 and H 8166, legislation aimed at helping members of the St. Joseph's Health Services pension plan reach settlements in their multiple class-action lawsuits. The bills will incentivize settlement by better positioning members of the...
06/26/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released this statement following the Supreme Court's decision upholding President Trump's travel ban: "Rhode Island was founded on the idea that freedom of worship is an inherent human right. I'm disappointed that the Supreme Court sided in...
06/22/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed the FY19 budget today alongside Rhode Islanders whose lives will be made better thanks to the investments that will be made in the coming year. "This is an important piece of legislation, but it's so much more than a document. It's a...