State Government Press Releases

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12/21/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the November Jobs Report, which showed that Rhode Island added 400 manufacturing jobs and 500 construction jobs last month: "In 2014, Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in America, but there was no...
12/20/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today in response to passage of the GOP-Trump Tax Bill: "I stand with the majority of Americans who are deeply concerned and disappointed that President Trump and Republicans in Washington have passed a tax plan that...
12/13/2017
KINGSTON, R.I. - Today, a year and half after launching the Computer Science for Rhode Island initiative, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new goal in fostering a competitive workforce: doubling the number of computer science degree graduates in Rhode Island by 2025. Raimondo made the...
12/12/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a happy Hanukkah: "Hanukkah reminds us that even when you think hope is lost, light will overcome darkness. I'm proud that Rhode Island is home to a vibrant Jewish community. We were founded...
12/12/2017
WARWICK, RI - Governor Raimondo today announced that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has taken several steps to bolster its ability to plow and treat the roads this coming winter. The department is expanding its fleet of plow trucks and drivers while deploying new technology...
12/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - 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 December 7, in honor of the lives lost and forever changed on December 7, 1941. "Today we honor the more than 2,400...
12/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will lower unemployment insurance tax rates again next year, saving Rhode Island employers an additional $10 million. This is the second consecutive year unemployment insurance rates...
12/12/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today in response to Senate Republicans passage of the GOP-Trump Tax Bill: "The Republican-Trump Tax Bill is an unconscionable handout to millionaires and billionaires paid for by working families from cities and towns...
11/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today led university, state and local leaders in the opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting of South Street Landing. The former South Street Power Station facility now houses 265,000 square-feet of academic and office space occupied by the Rhode Island...
11/28/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island Director of Corrections A.T. Wall will retire in early 2018 after more than three decades of public service. Director Wall has led the Rhode Island Department of Corrections for nearly two decades and is the longest-tenured Corrections Director in the nation. "A.T....