State Government Press Releases

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04/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Representative Aaron Regunberg and Senator Gayle Goldin, ceremoniously signed legislation to make voter registration easier for Rhode Islanders. The bill will allow Rhode Islanders to register to vote or...
03/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauded the White House's action today addressing the nation's spreading opioid addiction and overdose crisis. President Barack Obama announced new rules that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment and behavioral supports. Additionally,...
03/29/2016
Convenes Leaders to Highlight Mentorship Program PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As part of her continued efforts to make government more responsive to the people it serves, Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened business and state agency leaders today to mark the first anniversary of her initiative to foster...
03/29/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation on Monday announced the launch of the state's new integrated tourism and business-attraction campaign. This statewide strategic campaign is designed to supercharge Rhode Island's economic engine and put Rhode Islanders back to...
03/29/2016
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors tonight approved several economic development incentives to spur business growth, construction projects and job creation. Among the projects moving ahead are awards under the Main Street RI Streetscape...
03/24/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement of the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate. "We have made progress. The unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since August 2007 and we added 300 jobs since last month. But there...
03/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo, along with health and business leaders, today expressed support for the Reinventing Medicaid proposal that is before the House Finance Committee, as part of the Governor's FY 2017 jobs plan. "Thanks to recommendations from the Working Group to Reinvent...
03/22/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of the victims of the attacks in Brussels until sunset on March 26, 2016. "On behalf of...
03/17/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo, along with business and education leaders, today called on the House Finance Committee to support an innovation campus bond question for the November ballot. "Rhode Island needs to skate to where the puck will be in the new economy," Raimondo said. "This...
03/17/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has nominated Jennifer A. Griffith, Esq. to be the state's new Child Advocate. Raimondo will submit her name to the Rhode Island State Senate today for advice and consent. "It's no secret our Administration inherited many challenges with our child...