State Government Press Releases

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06/01/2018
Governor signs Red Flag Law and bump stock ban on National Gun Violence Awareness Day PROVIDENCE, RI - Days after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Governor Gina M. Raimondo was the first governor in America to sign an executive order establishing a Red Flag policy. Today, with House Speaker...
05/31/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauds the Rhode Island General Assembly for passing bills that strengthen Rhode Island's gun laws. Both chambers passed legislation that is now on its way to the Governor's desk establishing a Red Flag law and a bill banning the purchase, use and...
05/31/2018
The state-backed loan fund has now supported 55 loans to small businesses throughout R.I. PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor joined with small business loan recipients, lending partners and community members at Sin bakery today to...
05/31/2018
R.I.-based Deepwater Wind will invest $250 million locally on project, including $40 million on private investment at ProvPort and Quonset Construction activities for Revolution Wind project to start in 2020 Project will provide enough energy to power 200,000+ Rhode Island homes Raimondo...
05/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the Rhode Island State Police take down of a violent motorcycle gang in northern Rhode Island: "Rhode Island is safer today because of the incredible work of the Rhode Island State Police and their federal...
05/23/2018
Dome Will Flicker for 30 Seconds Every Wednesday PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that she has directed the Department of Administration to participate in Rhode Island's Good Night Lights. Starting this evening, the State House dome will flash for 30 seconds every...
05/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Building on her commitment to a clean, affordable and reliable energy future, Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has selected Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based clean energy developer, to construct a new, 400-megawatt offshore wind farm. The Revolution...
05/21/2018
Food processing company moving to Rhode Island. Will build new $100 million facility, create 700 food manufacturing jobs, support 400+ construction jobs; Quonset infrastructure investments support 1,300 manufacturing jobs and hundreds of jobs for Building Trades; Maritime manufacturer iXblue...
05/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today: "There are no words to express the horror of today's shooting at Santa Fe High School. Andy and I are praying for the victims and their families. As we mourn those senselessly killed and injured, we also mourn...
05/21/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, 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 May 22, 2018 in honor of the victims of today's school shooting in Santa Fe,...