State Government Press Releases

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03/12/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced that state offices will be closed Tuesday, March 13, 2018, due to the major winter storm forecast to impact the region. The Governor is coordinating closely with state agencies and National Grid to monitor the storm and prepare for Rhode...
03/08/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the January 2018 jobs report: "Rhode Island has come a long way since 2014 when the state's unemployment rate was the highest in America. Today, it's in line with the national average and there are more jobs in...
02/26/2018
Governor urges legislature to take swift action to pass strong Red Flag law WARWICK, RI - Less than two weeks after a tragic mass shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and teachers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo became the first governor in America to take executive action to establish a...
02/22/2018
In the coming years, 70% of jobs in Rhode Island will require education beyond high school. PROVIDENCE, RI -- Governor Raimondo today released a roadmap for to achieving the ambitious goal she set to have 70% postsecondary attainment in Rhode Island by the year 2025. Together with Chair of the...
02/22/2018
Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Enter into Firearm Information-Sharing and Enforcement Agreement to Supplement NICS Database PROVIDENCE, RI-- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and New Jersey Governor Phil...
02/16/2018
Rhode Island selected by National Governor's Association as a 'learning lab' state to prevent neonatal withdrawal PROVIDENCE, RI - Following the release earlier this week of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing a 61 percent decrease in post-...
02/15/2018
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 February 19, 2018 in honor of the victims of yesterday's school shooting in...
02/14/2018
Brown University/UNC-Chapel Hill researchers cite Rhode Island Department of Corrections program as driving force to decrease post-incarceration deaths PROVIDENCE, RI - A new study by researchers from Brown University and UNC-Chapel Hill has found that an addiction treatment program for inmates...
02/12/2018
Encourage Rhode Islanders to Voice Concerns at Upcoming Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Public Meeting PROVIDENCE, RI - Looking out onto Narragansett Bay, Governor Gina M. Raimondo was today joined by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin and Congressman David Cicilline...
02/08/2018
Over $3.7 million in grants announced to clean up, redevelop brownfields sites throughout RI PROVIDENCE, RI - As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Gina Raimondo joined the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today...