State Government Press Releases

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05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the awarding of $4.1 million in matching grants to 13 municipalities to develop or renovate local outdoor recreational facilities. Perennially, the "rec grant"
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the awarding of $4.1 million in matching grants to 13 municipalities to develop or renovate local outdoor recreational facilities. Perennially, the "rec grant"...
05/18/2022
During Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and partners statewide are rolling out plans to raise awareness about hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C as major public health threats and are encouraging all Rhode Island adults and pregnant women to get...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – As federal officials work to resolve the current national baby formula shortage, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are providing guidance and resources to families being affected. "Parents should not have to worry about running out of formula...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on the Let RI Vote Act: "Over the past year, our Democracy has been tested and we must do everything we can to protect it. The Let RI Vote Act is a comprehensive set of common sense tools to protect Rhode Islanders' voting...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today issued the following statement regarding Tuesday evening's Senate vote confirming Terrence Gray as Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM). "Terry Gray has dedicated his public service career to protecting Rhode Island'
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Jeffrey Diehl of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gathered today at Save The Bay's Bay Center in Providence to kick off United for Infrastructure Week and to celebrate the historic influx of...
05/18/2022
Latest NEA funds to assist the vital arts economy and post-pandemic revitalization Providence RI —The RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the State's arts agency and five arts organizations will receive $988,200 in recommended grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, was joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, members of the State's Congressional delegation, municipal leaders and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority today to mark the start of construction on Rhode Island's first electric bus in-line charging station. The...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI - In accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Governor Dan McKee has directed U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on May 16, 2022 in memory of the 1...