State Government Press Releases

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05/16/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today shared her priorities for creating opportunities for our youngest learners that put them on an early path to success. As part of her Summit on Early Learning, Raimondo highlighted the importance of reading to children as early as possible to...
05/13/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and other state leaders hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today on a tour of an apprenticeship program that provides skills training in the plumbing, pipefitting, and steam...
05/13/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today nominated Marion Gold to be a Commissioner on the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC). She also nominated Carol Grant to replace Gold as the Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources (OER). The Governor will submit their names to...
05/13/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day recognizes all law enforcement officers who have died in...
05/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo unveiled today an action plan aimed at reducing the number of overdose deaths in Rhode Island over the next three years. She also urged the General Assembly to pass the $4 million funding proposal in her FY 2017 budget which expands access to peer...
05/11/2016
Urges Passage of $4M Investment in Prevention, Treatment PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo unveiled today a detailed action plan aimed at reducing the number of overdose deaths in Rhode Island over the next three years. She also urged the General Assembly to pass the $4 million...
05/09/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced eight judicial nominations to fill vacancies on the Superior Court, Family Court, District Court and Workers' Compensation Court. These names will be submitted this week to the Rhode Island Senate for confirmation. "I am delighted to...
05/03/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Diane Mederos and Dr. Isadore "Izzy" Ramos to the Rhode Island Board of Elections. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation this week. "The Board of Elections is...
05/02/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, joined by Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Senator Harold M. Metts and Representative Anastasia P. Williams celebrated the postsecondary plans of Rhode Island's high school seniors today...
04/15/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere and Representative Samuel A. Azzinaro, today recognized one of the first classes of Real Jobs Rhode Island graduates in a ceremony at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly. "We continue to focus...