State Government Press Releases

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11/08/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a presidential proclamation [r20.rs6.net], Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset on November 10, 2018 in honor of the victims of last night's shooting in...
10/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset on October 31, 2018 in honor of the victims of yesterday's shooting at the Tree of Life...
10/26/2018
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. - At North Providence Town Hall this morning, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced that nine cities and towns throughout the state have been awarded Main Street RI Streetscape Improvement Fund grants. "Small businesses are the...
10/22/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina Raimondo was joined by federal and state officials today as she got a first-hand look at the state's first zero-emission electric buses. The three buses, which are being leased by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), mark the beginning steps of an air...
10/15/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo today joined small business leaders to discuss how Rhode Island's new regulatory system--which won an Innovation Award from the National Association of Secretaries of State--is helping businesses succeed in Rhode Island. Led by the Office of Regulatory Reform,...
09/20/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - According to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked down for a fourth consecutive month in August. Now at 4 percent, the unemployment rate is the lowest the state has seen since April 2000. The...
09/19/2018
Rubius Theraputics to Invest $155 Million and Create 160 New Jobs in Smithfield SMITHFIELD, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo today joined Rubius Therapeutics CEO Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., and state and local officials to break ground on a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Smithfield. Once...
09/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - In accordance with a Presidential Directive, 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 on Tuesday, September 11 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on...
09/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: "Today we honor the thousands of innocent victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and pay tribute to the heroism of the first responders who put other people's...
08/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- This morning, Governor Gina M. Raimondo took executive and procedural action to ban all firearms from public PK-12 school buildings and grounds, except those carried by law enforcement officers. This decision came in response to uncertainty among education leaders and community...