State Government Press Releases

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08/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In a video statement today, Governor Gina M. Raimondo endorsed a new, bipartisan agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the region by 65 percent by 2030 and promote growth of Rhode Island's green economy. Earlier today, representatives from a number of eastern states -...
08/29/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today responding to the Public Utilities Commission's approval of National Grid's electricity rate increase: "Hard-working, middle class Rhode Island families need relief. I am disappointed that Rhode Islanders' electricity bills will...
08/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the passing of Frank Montanaro, Sr. "Andy and I send our thoughts and prayers to Frank's family. Frank was a giant in Rhode Island and a fierce advocate for working families. His service as a firefighter,...
08/29/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today on the creation of 3,100 new jobs in July, including 600 new jobs in manufacturing: "Rhode Islanders were hit hard by the recession and have worked hard to regain their economic security. Since January 2015, we've added nearly 17,...
08/09/2017
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant, Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and members of the General Assembly, today signed legislation supporting the growth of clean energy in Rhode Island. "We have made so...
08/09/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and leaders from the state General Assembly, today hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation strengthening Rhode Island's response to the opioid overdose crisis. "This epidemic is our...
08/07/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed the FY 2018 budget into law this evening, immediately following its passage by the Rhode Island State Senate. "This is a Jobs Budget, with a lot in it to help Rhode Islanders," Raimondo said. "It makes Rhode Island the first state on the East...
08/07/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline, State Representative David A. Coughlin and State Senator Gayle L. Goldin, hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation making Rhode Island the ninth state in the...
08/11/2017
PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened a working meeting today in the State Room with mayors and officials from Rhode Island's cities and towns to discuss the impact of the nearly month-long legislative budget impasse on local communities. In June, the House and Senate both passed nearly...
07/25/2017
PROVIDENCE - Tying into a prominent theme of the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting, the Rhode Island Governor's Homeland Security Advisory Board (HSAB) held its first meeting last Wednesday to discuss the future of the state's homeland and cybersecurity initiatives. "I...