State Government Press Releases

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03/27/2018
Governor to be available for media questions on report at 4pm before ribbon cutting PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the DPUC investigation of National Grid. The DPUC's investigation into Grid's preparations and response to the...
03/27/2018
Raimondo touts February Jobs Report, stresses need to continue state's focus on economic development, job training and education PROVIDENCE, RI - A week after Business Insider heralded Rhode Island as the nation's 9th best economy, new data from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor...
03/19/2018
SCITUATE, RI - Members of the Rhode Island State Police command staff, personnel from the State's E911 program and senior staff to the Governor met this afternoon with FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly and Brooke Ericson, Chief of Staff at the Federal Communications Commission. State officials...
03/19/2018
PORTSMOUTH, RI - Highlighting the need for statewide investment in school construction ahead of House and Senate hearings this week, Governor Gina Raimondo toured Portsmouth Middle School on Monday joined by school officials, elected leaders and members of the labor and building trades. With a...
03/15/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on Business Insider's ranking of Rhode Island as the 9th best economy in the United States. The ranking of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. relied upon six factors: unemployment rate, job growth, per-capita GDP,...
03/15/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today wishing luck to the URI Rams and the PC Friars in the NCAA March Madness tournament. "I want to congratulate the University of Rhode Island Rams and Providence College Friars and wish both teams luck in the games...
03/12/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced that state offices will be closed Tuesday, March 13, 2018, due to the major winter storm forecast to impact the region. The Governor is coordinating closely with state agencies and National Grid to monitor the storm and prepare for Rhode...
03/08/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the January 2018 jobs report: "Rhode Island has come a long way since 2014 when the state's unemployment rate was the highest in America. Today, it's in line with the national average and there are more jobs in...
02/26/2018
Governor urges legislature to take swift action to pass strong Red Flag law WARWICK, RI - Less than two weeks after a tragic mass shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and teachers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo became the first governor in America to take executive action to establish a...
02/22/2018
In the coming years, 70% of jobs in Rhode Island will require education beyond high school. PROVIDENCE, RI -- Governor Raimondo today released a roadmap for to achieving the ambitious goal she set to have 70% postsecondary attainment in Rhode Island by the year 2025. Together with Chair of the...