State Government Press Releases

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01/20/2020
No arrests to report.
01/17/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an updated schedule for temporary closures of a part of Route 116 (George Washington Highway) at the Route 146 interchange in Lincoln. The closures begin Sunday, January 26 and will take place during the evening and overnight...
01/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order committing Rhode Island to be powered by 100 percent renewable electricity by the end of the decade. Her executive order directs the state's Office of Energy Resources to conduct an economic and energy market analysis and...
01/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant announced that she will be retiring on January 10, 2020. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Governor and the people of Rhode Island as we accelerate the transformation to a clean, affordable and reliable energy future for all,"
01/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI) is holding three public workshops this winter to provide information about the spotted lanternfly, an exotic pest that targets various plants and trees. Native to China,
01/16/2020
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has filed a shareholder proposal with Navient Corp., one of the nation's largest servicers of student loan debt, asking the company for transparency on whether the negative financial impact of legal or compliance costs are factored into executive...
01/16/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting the public that a brown bat found in the Common Fence Point section of Portsmouth earlier this week has tested positive for rabies. Because rabies is a fatal disease, anyone who may have had contact with this animal is urged to contact...
01/14/2020
Following yesterday's announcement by Treasurer Magaziner that his Unclaimed Property division received an additional $23 million in unclaimed property in 2019, thousands of Rhode Islanders visited findrimoney.com and initiated claims for over $1.1 million of their missing money. "My goal is...
01/14/2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Rhode Island State Police Public Information Officer, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov At 8:18AM, Troopers arrested George Perry, Age 71, of 22 Pocasset Avenue, Apt. 1, Providence, RI for: 1) Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to...
01/13/2020
Miriam Weizenbaum to succeed retiring Rebecca Partington as Chief of the Civil Division, bringing extensive civil litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service and social justice Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today announced that he is appointing Miriam Weizenbaum of...