State Government Press Releases

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05/21/2021
CUMBERLAND, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Representative Carol Hagan McEntee and Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, today signed into law legislation (H-6249A, S-0858aa) which will help...
05/21/2021
Starting on Sunday night, May 23, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin milling and paving a section of I-95 North in Providence near the Providence Viaduct Northbound project, from Exit 21 (Broadway) to just after Exit 23 (Route 146/State Offices). The work will...
05/21/2021
PROVIDENCE— In observance of National Public Works Week (NPWW), the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is saluting the decades of investments and construction of wastewater collections and treatment systems in the Ocean State and the hundreds of men and women who run and maintain the...
05/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced that Department of State offices outside of the State House will fully reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 1. Previously, an appointment was required to access in-person services. This reopening includes the Business Services...
05/21/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov At 1:12 PM, Troopers arrested Michael Nim, age 25, of 10 Monticello Street, Providence, RI, for: 1) Providence Superior Court Full Bench Warrant for 32 (F) Filed/Technical...
05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, Governor Dan McKee and Administration officials announced the COVID-19 reopening guidelines effective May 21. "The number of Rhode Islanders fully vaccinated and those with at least one dose - more than 400,000 Rhode Islanders - puts the Ocean State in a strong position...
05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee has directed Rhode Island state flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment in memory of former Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon, Sr. who passed away this morning. "
05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is administering conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification tests today and next week in Narragansett. Lifeguard positions at all beaches in Rhode Island require certification and special training in first aid, CPR, and...
05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Representative David A. Bennett and Senator Ana B. Quezada, today signed into law legislation (2021-H 5130A, 2021-S 0001aa) which raises the minimum...
05/20/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in April, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The April rate was down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the March rate of 7.0 percent. Last year the rate was 17.4 percent in April. ...