State Government Press Releases

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11/15/2021
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the public is invited to participate in an information session on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6PM regarding coastal resiliency at Quonochontaug Breachway. GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. was recently contracted to design and present...
11/12/2021
BRISTOL, RI In a heartfelt ceremony on Thursday, Governor Dan McKee led the state's official Veterans Day proceedings to honor those who have served in the nation's military. Held at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, over 100 attendees heard remarks of appreciation from the Governor and other...
11/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee released the following statement today in recognition of Veterans Day: "Today is about honoring the men and women who courageously fought to protect our freedom our nation's Veterans. The over 60,000 Veterans, active duty and guard members who live in...
11/10/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by Representative Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson and Senator James A. Seveney, today signed into law legislation (2021-H 5785, 2021-S 0982) which will extend property tax exemptions to veterans who served in uniform during the Cold War, between 1947...
11/10/2021
Report highlights $734 million invested in clean energy projects and infrastructure improvements supporting 17,250 jobs since 2015 Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today issued an overview of the impact of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, which has invested more than $734...
11/10/2021
As part of the ongoing Route 6/10 Interchange Project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) on Wednesday, November 10 will shift the location of the Hartford Avenue off-ramp for drivers on Route 6 West in Providence. The ramp will return to its original location, a few hundred...
11/09/2021
This year, Rhode Island will recognize World Diabetes Day on Saturday, November 13th with a virtual event starting at 9 a.m. that aims to raise awareness about diabetes and help Rhode Islanders reduce their risk of diabetes or manage its impact on their lives. The event is free. However,...
11/09/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded a $10.6 million tourism and hospitality grant to the McKee Administration. The $10.6 million grant will be used to support projects, businesses, and jobs in the travel, tourism, and outdoor...
11/09/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has awarded $42,500 grants to the Newport Tree Conservancy and Providence Neighborhood Planting Program by the U.S. Forest Service to augment urban tree planting projects using the Tree Equity Score Analyzer (TESA) tool as...
11/08/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by Neil D. Steinberg, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation; Celia J. Blue, Interim Director of the Department of Human Services; Kathy Cloutier, Executive Director of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island; and James Jahnz,...