State Government Press Releases

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04/13/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a part of her jobs plan that puts employers' needs at the center of government workforce development actions to jumpstart the Rhode Island economy. The plan, Real Jobs RI, encourages strategic industry partnerships to help people build...
04/15/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the Adjutant General of Rhode Island, and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, Major General Kevin R. McBride, will retire in June. "Major General McBride has served our state and the country with great skill...
04/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today named Aronda Kirby, Tobias Lederberg and Harry Winthrop to the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board. These names will now be submitted to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "When employees feel appreciated and valued, our...
04/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her jobs plan, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order today, the "Lean Government Initiative", to foster innovation across state government and promote a culture of continuous improvement. "Rhode Islanders deserve a government that moves at the speed...
04/07/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - First Gentleman Andy Moffit today met with former Rhode Island First Ladies- Marilyn Almond, Suzanne Carcieri, Margherite Garrahy, Dorothy Licht and Marjorie Sundlun to recognize their important roles. "Together, these remarkable women have a combined 32 years of...
04/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released the following statements regarding the latest proposed pension settlement agreement. If approved by the court and the General Assembly, the proposed pension settlement will end litigation from six...
04/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today continued to outline her proposed jobs package to move Rhode Island forward. Along with community leaders, she renewed her call to raise the minimum wage and increase the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). These proposals will boost the local...
04/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo continued to highlight her Jobs Plan on Wednesday, detailing two proposals in her budget to help high school students prepare and train today for the jobs of tomorrow. The Prepare RI and P-Tech initiatives are designed to allow students to begin...
03/31/2015
Governor Raimondo today announced the winner of her essay contest designed to celebrate Women's History Month. Rhode Island's first Governor for a Day is Khatima Bulmer, an 11 year old from Thompson Middle School in Newport who wrote about the meaningful role of public service and a more inclusive...
03/31/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today named twelve appointments to revive the long-vacant Rhode Island Commission on Women. The members include: • Betty Bernal • Maribeth Calabro • Adriana Dawson • Betsy Dennigan • Elizabeth Francis • Stephanie...