State Government Press Releases

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07/19/2018
WARWICK, RI - During a bill signing ceremony today for three women's health care bills, Governor Gina M. Raimondo again called on the General Assembly to pass the Reproductive Health Care Act to enshrine the protections of Roe v. Wade in Rhode Island law. Governor Raimondo signed the bills in the...
07/19/2018
State adds 2,500 jobs in June, breaks jobs record again Unemployment rate is lowest since 2001 Tourism/Accommodations/Food Services and Financial Service employment reach record highs PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo offered the following statement today on the monthly release...
07/17/2018
Governor announces four employer partnerships, funding to establish Northern Rhode Island Higher Education Center WOONSOCKET, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo officially announced a new public-private partnership that will bring a new job training and higher education center to Woonsocket. At a...
07/16/2018
Governor's Executive Order Takes Aim at Plastic Pollution by Establishing Task Force to Recommend Best Approaches to Avoiding Unnecessary Use of Disposables, Preventing Waste, and Increasing Recycling NARRAGANSETT, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order aimed to reduce...
07/13/2018
Raimondo, Coit to kick off Summer Hours at Scarborough Beach on Monday; Governor to sign Executive Order to reduce reliance on single-use plastics PROVIDENCE, RI - The Governor's Office announced today dates for Governor Raimondo's Summer Office Hours at state beaches and parks. The first open...
07/13/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order announcing that the 30th Governor's Bay Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Governor's Bay Day will include free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in Rhode Island's...
07/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a presidential proclamation [r20.rs6.net], Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset on July 3, 2018. "We do not have to--and should not--accept frequent...
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...