State Government Press Releases

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08/04/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo, along with the state's Congressional delegation today announced that the White House has chosen Rhode Island to be a part of the President's TechHire initiative, a bold multisector effort to empower Americans with the skills they need to succeed in today's...
07/31/2015
Program is a Win for Workers, Win for Employers and Win for Rhode Island WARWICK, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the 21 recipients of the Real Jobs Rhode Island planning grants available through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT). Real Jobs Rhode Island is a...
07/30/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statements in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs: "Medicaid serves one in four Rhode Islanders, helping build healthier...
07/29/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo hosted a bill signing ceremony today, during the 25th anniversary week of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to mark the passage of legislation (H 5564A and S 465A) enabling the creation of tax-free investment accounts to support services for children...
07/29/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony, to mark the passage of legislation that protects the environment and supports job growth by streamlining wetlands permitting. This bill: Implements the recommendations of a legislative task force under the...
07/24/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts, and Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen today issued the following statements in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): "People with...
07/22/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today marked the passage of legislation to protect our water supplies and put people back to work with a ceremonial bill signing at the Save the Bay Center. (H 5668 and S 369) Many Rhode Island homes have outdated underground wastewater systems. These...
07/22/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is lowering the U.S. flag and extending the lowering of the R.I. flag at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until Monday, July 27 in honor of the military members who...
07/21/2015
Governor Convenes Children's Cabinet, Takes Action to Strengthen Supports for Kids PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened today the state's Children's Cabinet for the first time since 2007 to set a vision to improve the health and well-being of Rhode Island's kids. The group's...
07/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, today launched a statewide initiative to innovate healthcare by improving patient care and health outcomes, and lowering cost for all Rhode Islanders. As part of the new effort, the Governor signed an Executive...