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Raimondo Lauds Latest Drop in Unemployment

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today upon release of the May 2017 jobs report: "Two and a half years ago, we started the difficult work to get Rhode Island's economy moving again. For most of the year before I took office, our unemployment rate was...



Governor Raimondo, Goldman Sachs Celebrate First Graduation of 10,000 Small Businesses in Rhode Island

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed and Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President John F.W. Rogers today celebrated the first graduation of the 10,000 Small Businesses program in Rhode Island, which expands access to capital and provides practical business education for...



Raimondo Signs Executive Order Reaffirming Rhode Island's Commitment to the Principles of the Paris Climate Agreement

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order reaffirming Rhode Island's commitment to the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement. The day after President Trump announced his disappointing decision to pull the United States out of the historic climate accord,...



Raimondo Declares June LGBTQ Pride Month

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed a proclamation declaring June LGBTQ Pride Month. For decades, Rhode Island's LGBTQ community has fought tirelessly for inclusion and equality. "I'm proud to declare June Pride Month and celebrate the countless contributions that the...



2017 Clean Energy Jobs Report: RI Clean Energy Jobs See 66 Percent Growth Since 2014

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island continues to show impressive job growth in the clean energy sector, as detailed in the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report released by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Executive Office of Commerce. "In March,...



Raimondo Calls on General Assembly to Pass 38 Studios Transparency Legislation

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo called upon the General Assembly to take swift action and pass Representative Charlene Lima and Senator Frank Lombardi's bills that would compel the release of non-grand jury documents from the 38 Studios investigation. Governor Raimondo filed suit to...



Raimondo Calls on General Assembly to Pass 38 Studios Transparency Legislation

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo called upon the General Assembly to take swift action and pass Representative Charlene Lima and Senator Frank Lombardi's bills that would compel the release of non-grand jury documents from the 38 Studios investigation. Governor Raimondo filed suit to...



Raimondo Appoints New Health Insurance Commissioner

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner publicly announced today plans to retire from her position effective next month. In her place, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will appoint Dr. Marie L. Ganim. The Governor has submitted her name to the Rhode Island State Senate for...



Rhode Island Joins United States Climate Alliance

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island will join the United States Climate Alliance. The Alliance, formed yesterday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, California Governor Edmund G. Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, is a coalition that will convene U....



Raimondo Statement on President Trump's Decision to Withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement: "I am deeply disappointed that the President has decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Republicans



Governor, Education Commissioner Announce 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - At a surprise ceremony today, Governor Gina Raimondo and Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner announced the selection of Kristin Hayes-Leite as the 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. Hayes-Leite has been a social studies teacher at Narragansett High School for the past 16...



Raimondo Marks Memorial Day by Ordering Flags Lowered

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until 12pm on Monday, May 29th in observation of Memorial Day. Flags should return to full-



Governor Establishes Homeland Security Advisory Board

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order establishing Rhode Island's first Homeland Security Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance to the Governor on homeland security and cybersecurity issues. The seven-member Board will work with Cybersecurity Officer...



Raimondo Statement on President Trump's Budget

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding President Trump's proposed budget: "Rhode Island is making strong progress to provide our people with the education and job training they need to be successful and to expand access to affordable, quality...



Raimondo Celebrates 25th Anniversary of RI Workers' Compensation Law Legislative Reform

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In honor of the 25th anniversary of the successful legislative reform of Rhode Island's Workers' Compensation Law, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced two judicial nominations to fill vacancies on the Workers' Compensation Court. She will submit Steven A. Minicucci and...



Rhode Island Adds 900 Manufacturing Jobs in April

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In January, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced her push to pass the Rhode Island Manufacturing Initiative, a comprehensive package of new programs designed to help train Rhode Islanders to compete in modern manufacturing and provide assistance to local manufacturers looking to...



Vistaprint Corporate to Bring 125 Jobs to Rhode Island

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Vistaprint Corporate plans to bring 125 new jobs to Rhode Island with the opening of its national sales office in the state's capital city. The new Providence-based office will employ inside sales and design professionals. "We've



Raimondo Marks Peace Officers Memorial Day by Ordering Flags Lowered

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day recognizes all law...



Governor introduces permanent Health Cabinet leadership team

Fri, 12 May 2017 14:15:00 GMT

Raimondo Appoints Beane as EOHHS Secretary, Hawkins as DHS Director PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, today, introduced a new, permanent leadership team for her Health Cabinet and announced that she intends to nominate Eric J. Beane as the next Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive



Raimondo, Labor Leaders Discuss Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage

Mon, 08 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Erin Lynch Prata, Secretary-Treasurer of RI AFL-CIO Maureen Martin and Secretary-Treasurer of United Food and Commercial Local Domenic Pontarelli today held a roundtable discussion about the Governor's proposal to raise the minimum wage from $9.60 to $10.50 per...