State Government Press Releases

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06/23/2020
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that Andrew Junkin, CFA has been hired as the State's Chief Investment Officer, effective June 22, 2020. Mr. Junkin served as president of Wilshire Consulting since 2015, leading a team of over 80 investment professionals. Over his 15-
06/23/2020
Highway traffic should consider using I-295 and Route 146 to avoid congestion and delays The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin the next phase of extended-weekend highway lane closures and local street closures on Friday, June 26 for work at the...
06/23/2020
Preliminary data indicate that Rhode Island saw a significant increase in accidental drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the same period in years past, State officials are announcing today. Although data for January, February, and March of 2020 are still considered...
07/02/2020
Governor will sign Executive Order removing "Providence Plantations" from executive documents PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo will be joined by advocates, community leaders, elected officials, and members of her cabinet today at 3 p.m. at Billy Taylor Park in Providence to unveil...
06/22/2020
Starting June 29, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin deck replacements for the Broadway and Broad Street bridges over I-95 in downtown Providence, between the east and west service roads along I-95. The first phase of this project requires closing half of each...
06/22/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI --Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today made the following announcement about his office's use of the state's name: "Today, I am announcing that the Office of the General Treasurer will remove the words "and Providence Plantations" from the state's checks. We will...
06/19/2020
PROVIDENCE With this weekend's high temperatures expected to soar into the 80s, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking Rhode Islanders to expect and be patient with parking delays at state beaches. "With the start of the peak summer season tomorrow, we anticipate that...
06/18/2020
Anyone who buys their season or daily pass online or before heading to the beach will be able to use the new express lanes for quick entry. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that daily flex passes, which allow for one-day parking at Rhode Island State...
06/18/2020
"I applaud today's decision by the Supreme Court on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will now continue to protect hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across the country, including many here in Rhode Island. I am proud that this Office stood up for Dreamers as a party...
06/18/2020
Reservations strongly recommended; reduced passenger capacity this season in line with COVID-19 safety protocols The popular Providence to Newport Ferry, including weekend service to Bristol, is returning on Friday, June 26. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)