State Government Press Releases

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04/14/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate. "Today's jobs report is encouraging. Not since September 1997 has the Rhode Island economy added this many jobs - 2,700 jobs - in one...
04/18/2016
Raimondo Announces Women's History Month Essay Contest Winner PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the winner of the Governor for a Day Essay Contest, a Women's History Month initiative. Rhode Island's 2016 Governor for a Day is Sophia Miranda, an 11-year-old student...
04/13/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Representative Arthur Handy, Senator William J. Conley, Jr., and East Providence Mayor Thomas Rose, today marked the growth of the state's clean energy sector, detailed in the 2016 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report released by the Rhode Island Office of...
04/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Representative Aaron Regunberg and Senator Gayle Goldin, ceremoniously signed legislation to make voter registration easier for Rhode Islanders. The bill will allow Rhode Islanders to register to vote or...
03/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauded the White House's action today addressing the nation's spreading opioid addiction and overdose crisis. President Barack Obama announced new rules that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment and behavioral supports. Additionally,...
03/29/2016
Convenes Leaders to Highlight Mentorship Program PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her continued efforts to make government more responsive to the people it serves, Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened business and state agency leaders today to mark the first anniversary of her initiative to foster...
03/29/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation on Monday announced the launch of the state's new integrated tourism and business-attraction campaign. This statewide strategic campaign is designed to supercharge Rhode Island's economic engine and put Rhode Islanders back to...
03/29/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors tonight approved several economic development incentives to spur business growth, construction projects and job creation. Among the projects moving ahead are awards under the Main Street RI Streetscape...
03/24/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate. "We have made progress. The unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since August 2007 and we added 300 jobs since last month. But there...
03/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo, along with health and business leaders, today expressed support for the Reinventing Medicaid proposal that is before the House Finance Committee, as part of the Governor's FY 2017 jobs plan. "Thanks to recommendations from the Working Group to Reinvent...