State Government Press Releases

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05/24/2018
Two years of obstruction and tactical maneuvering weren't enough to keep a large coalition of shareholders, led by Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, from taking Navient Corp., the nation's largest student loan servicer, to task over its role in the growing national student debt crisis...
05/24/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was joined today by military families to honor Rhode Island's fallen soldiers during the annual Garden of Heroes Wreath Laying Ceremony at the State House. The Garden was dedicated in 2005 to Rhode Island men and women who have made the ultimate...
05/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the Rhode Island State Police take down of a violent motorcycle gang in northern Rhode Island: "Rhode Island is safer today because of the incredible work of the Rhode Island State Police and their federal...
05/23/2018
The Rhode Island State Senate today passed important amendments to the Rhode Island's sexual offender registration and community notification laws. Filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Act would implement several registration and notification procedures of the federal...
05/23/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrests of 49 people and the seizure of 53 illegal guns and a large quantity of marijuana, crack, cocaine and heroin as a result of a year-long investigation...
05/23/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Stop and Shop is recalling their Stop and Shop brand frozen broccoli florets. This product is being recalled because the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Food & Standards pulled a store sample that tested...
05/23/2018
Dome Will Flicker for 30 Seconds Every Wednesday PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that she has directed the Department of Administration to participate in Rhode Island's Good Night Lights. Starting this evening, the State House dome will flash for 30 seconds every...
05/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Building on her commitment to a clean, affordable and reliable energy future, Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island has selected Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based clean energy developer, to construct a new, 400-megawatt offshore wind farm. The Revolution...
05/23/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general to call on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opioid manufacturers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic and stem diversion. "Diversion of...
05/23/2018
Rhode Island's pension fund continued to deliver strong performance in April, earning $55.4 million. The fund's 0.67 percent return outperformed its own benchmark of 0.35 percent, as well as a traditional 60% stock/40% bonds strategy which would have returned 0.28 percent. As of April 30, 2018,