# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government


State Government Press Releases

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08/28/2023
RI's Arts and Humanities Month is themed 'Collective Responsibility' Providence, R.I. October is National Arts and Humanities Month, and Governor McKee and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today celebrations, exhibits and programs exploring arts and culture's key...
08/25/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Spectacle Pond in Cranston. The advisory was related to high levels of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria.
08/24/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced that the State has deployed more than $350 million in pandemic-relief State Fiscal Recovery Funds (SFRF) through June 2023. The funds have gone to develop affordable housing, support small businesses and impacted industries, retain workers in the...
08/24/2023
CRANSTON, RI Governor Dan McKee and Department of Human Services Director Kimberly Merolla-Brito today announced the launch of the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for Child Care Staff pilot, which was approved in the FY 24 Budget, and expands income eligibility for qualifying providers...
08/24/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Revolution Wind today announced receipt of its Record of Decision (ROD) from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), successfully reaching a major milestone in the federal environmental review process for the offshore wind project serving...
08/24/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio today announced their appointments to the Cannabis Advisory Board. Per state statute, the Cannabis Advisory Board will work in collaboration with the Cannabis Control Commission to...
08/24/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced ten projects across Rhode Island that will share over $1.47 million for improvements to commercial districts. The Main Street RI Streetscape Improvement Fund grants will help pay for safer sidewalks, new way-finding signage, upgraded building...
08/23/2023
Starting Friday, August 25, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin a series of four consecutive weekend lane closures of I-95 near Route 10/Exit 33 at the Cranston/Providence line for replacement of the Wellington Avenue Bridge. Travelers should expect delays and...
08/23/2023
Starting on Saturday, August 26, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will adjust the traffic pattern on I-195 West on the Washington Bridge in East Providence, and remove the current lane split. This is approximately three months earlier than planned, welcome news to travelers...
08/22/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become available.