State Government Press Releases

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05/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Earlier today, Chief Executive released its 2018 "Best States/Worst States for Business" rankings, and Rhode Island saw the biggest gain of any state in the country, up ten spots in the past year alone (from 42 to 32). "Rhode Island is on the move. Dozens of businesses are...
05/01/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - To encourage kids to choose healthy eating options and highlight Rhode Island's booming food scene and work to eliminate hunger, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit today announced the Relish Rhody Recipe Contest. The contest asks kids in grades 5- 8 to create...
04/24/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - One day after the Federal Communications Commission rescinded federal net neutrality regulations, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order protecting a free and open internet in Rhode Island. "A free and open internet is essential to our democracy and economy," said...
04/23/2018
Board awards 3 vouchers to R.I. Manufacturers to help fund R&D PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation tonight approved three Innovation Vouchers, bringing the total amount of Innovation Voucher recipients to 50. All...
04/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, 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 until sunset on Friday, April 20th 2018 in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush. "...
04/18/2018
One of Only Three States to Meet High Quality Standards PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor M. Gina Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has once again been recognized as a national leader in early childhood education, as one of only three states to meet the quality standards of the National...
04/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today after the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "Barbara Bush was an inspiration to a generation of Americans. I remember being in high school and college watching this strong woman in the national spotlight...
04/12/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Today on Yom HaShoah, we remember the six million Jews and millions of others who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust. We remember the families torn apart and...
04/10/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Amgen, a world-leading biotechnology company, will expand in Rhode Island, with a new $160-million next-generation biomanufacturing plant that will be the first of its kind in the United States. The facility, which will produce...
04/06/2018
Promotes Childhood Literacy as Part of Third Grade Reading Challenge PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued a proclamation today declaring the week of April 9-13 as Reading Week 2018 in Rhode Island. While schools across the state celebrate Reading Week at different times throughout...