State Government Press Releases

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11/02/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The National Governors Association announced that Rhode Island is one of six states selected for the second phase of NGA's Workforce Innovation Network (NGA WIN), in which states will deploy cross-agency teams to identify and implement strategies that advance digital skill...
11/02/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) today announced the "Back to Business" initiative, an incentive program designed to connect businesses with job seekers. Using up to $4.5 million in CARES Act funds, the Back to Business initiative will...
11/03/2021
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced today that Rhode Island's Pension System has been recognized for its commitment to transparency by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the fourth year in a row that Rhode Island's Pension System has...
11/02/2021
WOONSOCKET, RI The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), joined by Governor Dan McKee, the Chairs of the Rhode Island General Assembly's Education Committees Senator Sandra Cano and Representative Joe McNamara, Woonsocket School District Superintendent Patrick J. McGee, and other state...
11/02/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), and Rhode Island of Environmental Management (DEM) are announcing that the Potter Pond shellfish growing area (Growing Area 10PP [GA10PP]) is reopened for shellfish harvesting. Potter Pond...
11/01/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging six Providence men...
11/01/2021
Sampling will resume on May 31, 2022.
11/01/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that a public health alert is being issued for Citterio Italian-style salame sticks because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products were sold nationwide at Trader Joe's locations and by other retailers. The...
11/01/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The McKee Administration today announced a request for proposals (RFP) seeking qualified entities to provide a site and develop a new facility for the Rhode Island Department of Health State Health Laboratories (RISHL) and additional private laboratory space. The RFP, issued by...
10/29/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Foster man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 10 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to sexually assaulting a female victim under the age of 14 between 2011 and 2015. ...