State Government Press Releases

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06/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order reaffirming Rhode Island's commitment to the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement. The day after President Trump announced his disappointing decision to pull the United States out of the historic climate accord,...
06/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed a proclamation declaring June LGBTQ Pride Month. For decades, Rhode Island's LGBTQ community has fought tirelessly for inclusion and equality. "I'm proud to declare June Pride Month and celebrate the countless contributions that the...
06/09/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island continues to show impressive job growth in the clean energy sector, as detailed in the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report released by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Executive Office of Commerce. "In March,...
06/09/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo called upon the General Assembly to take swift action and pass Representative Charlene Lima and Senator Frank Lombardi's bills that would compel the release of non-grand jury documents from the 38 Studios investigation. Governor Raimondo filed suit to...
06/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo called upon the General Assembly to take swift action and pass Representative Charlene Lima and Senator Frank Lombardi's bills that would compel the release of non-grand jury documents from the 38 Studios investigation. Governor Raimondo filed suit to...
06/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner publicly announced today plans to retire from her position effective next month. In her place, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will appoint Dr. Marie L. Ganim. The Governor has submitted her name to the Rhode Island State Senate for...
06/09/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island will join the United States Climate Alliance. The Alliance, formed yesterday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, California Governor Edmund G. Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, is a coalition that will convene U....
06/01/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement: "I am deeply disappointed that the President has decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement....
06/01/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - At a surprise ceremony today, Governor Gina Raimondo and Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner announced the selection of Kristin Hayes-Leite as the 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. Hayes-Leite has been a social studies teacher at Narragansett High School for the past 16...
05/26/2017
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 from sunrise until 12pm on Monday, May 29th in observation of Memorial Day. Flags should return to full-