State Government Press Releases

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07/24/2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation (S 2734 and H 7803) at Goldsmith Manor establishing an individual provider model for home care in Rhode Island. The model will give seniors and people with disabilities another option to be cared for at home where they can...
07/24/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Pepperidge Farm is recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. A seasoning that is applied to these crackers has been the subject of a recall due to the potential presence of Salmonella. The products were distributed...
07/24/2018
Rhode Island's Crime Victim Compensation Program is collaborating with the State of Nevada to assist with outreach efforts to ensure that everyone in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival during the October 1, 2017 shooting, knows how to apply to the Nevada Victims of Crime Program for...
07/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI After months of negotiations, Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced his plan to reduce the inflated paint recycling fees imposed on consumers by Paint Care, the multimillion-dollar national organization responsible for Rhode Island's paint recycling program. The Paint Care program...
07/23/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Mondelez Global is recalling certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella.
07/23/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday, July 20, 2018, a Providence County Superior Court jury found Ezekial Johnson (age 28), of Pawtucket, guilty of the July 2007 murder of Jose Rodriguez. Johnson was found guilty of first degree murder, discharging a firearm while...
07/23/2018
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that the State's pension fund finished its fiscal year ahead of its investment target and benchmarks. The fund returned 8.03 percent in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, ahead of its 7.0 percent annual target and ahead of its own benchmark...
07/23/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close multiple lanes of I-95 North tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 24, for survey work following repair to an area of settled pavement near the Park Avenue overpass in Cranston. The work is part of a study of subsurface conditions that...
07/23/2018
DEM, Rhode Island Department of Health advise that the small jellyfish with a painful sting is known to inhabit back bays and coastal ponds but not ocean beaches or other sandy areas. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of...
07/23/2018
Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a bipartisan coalition of 21 Attorneys General in urging congressional leaders to improve American cyber security and protect the integrity of the upcoming 2018 midterm election, and elections to come, against cyberattacks and infiltrations like...