State Government Press Releases

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01/23/2019
Nearly 7,000 Residents Affected by Gas Outage PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is waiving fares for passengers traveling on Aquidneck Island in order to help people get to warming shelters and other essential...
01/23/2019
CRANSTON, RI - In a press conference this evening at the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, Governor Raimondo provided an update on National Grid's response to the gas outage in Newport Country. The Governor also discussed several steps that have been taken to help provide food for all...
01/22/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo made the following statement on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "Today we celebrate the legacy of one of our nation's heroes--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we reflect on his teachings, let us recommit ourselves to the cause of equality. We must work...
01/22/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - In her annual address at the Minister's Alliance Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today the 'No Student Hungry' initiative. Her proposal will ensure that no student in Rhode Island, from Pre-K through college, goes hungry. "Every...
01/17/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island ended 2018 at an all-time high with 505,000 jobs in the state, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. There have been over a half-million jobs in Rhode Island for seven consecutive months. At 3.9%, Rhode Island's...
01/16/2019
PAWTUCKET, RI - At Nathanael Greene Elementary today, Governor Raimondo announced details of her plan for universal Pre-K in Rhode Island. She was joined by Mark Shriver, President of Save the Children Action Network, as well as local leaders and educators. "Universal Pre-K is one of the best...
01/15/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will deliver her annual State of the State address tonight at 7:00 p.m. The primary focus of her speech will be on Rhode Island's future, and she will present a long-term view for our schools and our economy. In advance of the speech, the Governor...
01/01/2019
As Prepared for Delivery Rhode Island State House Tuesday, January 1, 2019 My fellow Rhode Islanders, Speaker Mattiello, President Ruggerio, elected leaders, distinguished guests, my supportive and loving family: I am humbled that you've again placed your trust in me. Together we'll...
12/31/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement on the death of former Providence Bishop Robert Mulvee: "Bishop Mulvee was an integral member of Rhode Island's faith community and a faithful leader of our local Catholic community. His loss will be felt by many. Andy and I...
12/28/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - In an effort to ensure that the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census does not undercount segments of the Rhode Island population, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order establishing the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee. "We only get one shot at this, and it's...