State Government Press Releases

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05/16/2017
Raimondo Appoints Beane as EOHHS Secretary, Hawkins as DHS Director PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, today, introduced a new, permanent leadership team for her Health Cabinet and announced that she intends to nominate Eric J. Beane as the next Secretary of the Rhode Island...
05/08/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Erin Lynch Prata, Secretary-Treasurer of RI AFL-CIO Maureen Martin and Secretary-Treasurer of United Food and Commercial Local Domenic Pontarelli today held a roundtable discussion about the Governor's proposal to raise the minimum wage from $9.60 to $10.50 per...
05/04/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Anya Rader Wallack today announced Rebecca "Becky" Boss as their choice to lead the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). Boss has served as Acting Director of the Department...
05/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement in response to news that the Block Island Power Company this morning transferred the island's electrical system from diesel generators to energy generated from offshore wind turbines. "Rhode Island has always led by example....
05/02/2017
Credit covers extra personnel and contracted services costs in FY17 and expected contracted services costs through the first quarter of FY18 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Deloitte will provide a $27 million credit to the State of Rhode Island to cover unanticipated costs of the UHIP roll out. The credit...
05/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam hosted a call for members of Rhode Island's business community today to discuss the successes of the Tennessee Promise scholarship initiative and answer questions about what Rhode Island has learned from Tennessee in...
04/20/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Rhode Island's unemployment continues to trend downward, our labor force is growing, businesses are giving Rhode Island a fresh look and thousands more...
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.