State Government Press Releases

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01/25/2018
Governor proposes omnibus package to streamline processes, eliminate fees and cut red tape; Invests $500,000 to double number of small business loans awarded in 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After announcing that nine of Rhode Island's biggest employers have committed to participate in Supply RI and...
01/24/2018
In Warwick, Governor highlights efforts to cut red tape; Announces third wave of funding for Main Street Improvement Grants WARWICK, RI - Building on yesterday's Supply RI announcement to connect Rhode Island's local suppliers with the state's largest employers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo shared...
01/23/2018
Governor's 'buy local' initiative aims to connect local suppliers with state's largest employers PROVIDENCE, RI - Nine of Rhode Island's largest employers have made a public commitment to buy more products and services from local Rhode Island companies. Last week, in her State of the State...
01/19/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the December 2017 jobs report. While the state lost 600 jobs compared to the November report, December 2017 was the fourth best month on record for job count. "This report shows that we are in the third inning of...
01/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on National Grid's recalculated rate filing: "I'm pleased that National Grid is responding to my call to protect Rhode Island ratepayers, in light of federal tax changes that slash the corporate tax rate from 35...
01/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Leading in to her upcoming State of the State address, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today an investment of $1.36 million in resources for foster families in Rhode Island, as part of her administration's work to increase the number of children in foster care and reduce the...
01/10/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's decision to lift the ban on offshore oil drilling: "The President is endangering the health of nearly all coastal waters in our country, including our 400 miles of...
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...