State Government Press Releases

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06/27/2022
EAST GREENWICH, RI Governor Dan McKee and U.S. Senator Jack Reed joined RIHousing, Dakota Partners, Inc., funding and community partners for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to celebrate the creation of new affordable rental homes at Brookside Terrace in East Greenwich. Developed in two phases by...
06/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced the appointment of Elizabeth M. Tanner, Esq. as Rhode Island's next Secretary of Commerce. "Liz knows the ins-and-outs of small business and she has proven she will do what it takes to make Rhode Island a better place to live and work," said...
06/24/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dobbs case: "Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for almost 50 years. Today's Supreme Court ruling is a travesty, full stop. Here in Rhode Island, we will always support a woman'...
06/23/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today joined the Biden-Harris Administration and a coalition of East Coast Governors to launch a federal-state Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership, which will assist in accelerating Rhode Island's thriving offshore wind industry providing clean,...
06/23/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee and RIHousing announced the award of $4.7 million in new funding to support the creation of affordable housing in six communities across the state. Funded via the state's allocation of federal Fiscal Recovery Funds, the Site Acquisition Program (SAP)...
06/23/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced the appointment of Utpala Bandy, MD, MPH as Interim Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). ? "Dr. Bandy has vast experience as a public health leader and infectious disease epidemiologist in Rhode Island. She has been at the...
06/22/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and the Providence Public School District (PPSD) honored the educators and students of Young Woods Elementary School Pre-K program today, which recently received a 5-star rating from quality rating and...
06/21/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today signed into law a crucial legislative package to strengthen gun safety laws. Rhode Island is one of just a few states to quickly take action on critical gun safety legislation intended to reduce and prevent gun violence in the aftermath of the tragic mass...
06/21/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have announced $115,667 in grants to help farmers "green" their operations and save energy and money. The awards, funded through the Rhode...
06/21/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI With COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age now authorized and recommended by national health officials, vaccine for this population is en route to Rhode Island and will be available early next week. "It's great news that some of our youngest Rhode...