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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...



Raimondo Administration Announces Choice for BHDDH Director

Wed, 03 May 2017 21:30:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Anya Rader Wallack today announced Rebecca "Becky" Boss as their choice to lead the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). Boss has served as Acting Director of the Department...



Raimondo Statement on Block Island Wind Farm

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Raimondo issued the following statement in response to news that the Block Island Power Company this morning transferred the island's electrical system from diesel generators to energy generated from offshore wind turbines. "Rhode Island has always led by example. We



Governor Raimondo Secures $27 Million Credit from Deloitte to Cover Costs of UHIP Rollout

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:15:00 GMT

Credit covers extra personnel and contracted services costs in FY17 and expected contracted services costs through the first quarter of FY18 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Deloitte will provide a $27 million credit to the State of Rhode Island to cover unanticipated costs of the UHIP roll out. The credit...



Raimondo, Tennessee Governor Discuss Promise Programs With Business Community

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam hosted a call for members of Rhode Island's business community today to discuss the successes of the Tennessee Promise scholarship initiative and answer questions about what Rhode Island has learned from Tennessee in...



Raimondo's Statement on RI's Economic Data

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Rhode Island's unemployment continues to trend downward, our labor force is growing, businesses are giving Rhode Island a fresh look and thousands more people



Raimondo Announces State's First Cybersecurity Officer

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:45:00 GMT

As part of her continuing efforts to foster innovation and economic development opportunities, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the appointment of the state's first Cybersecurity Officer. Mike Steinmetz will serve as the Governor's principal policy advisor on cybersecurity and will be...



New Commission Aims to Improve Employability of New England College Grads

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:45:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined the New England Board of Higher Education to announce the creation of a new regional Commission on Higher Education and Employability, designed to work with the private sector to improve the career readiness of New England college and university graduates.



Meet Mianna, Rhode Island's 2017 Governor for a Day

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the winner of her Women's History Month essay contest. Rhode Island's 2017 Governor for a Day is Mianna Gonsalves, an 11-year-old student at Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School who wrote about the importance of fostering student leadership at a young age.



Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags Lowered

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered until sunset on April 6, 2017 in honor of former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn. Rhode Island flags will remain at half-staff until sunrise on Monday, April 10,...



Raimondo Directs Rhode Island Flag to Fly at Half-Staff

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the Rhode Island flag to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of former Senate President Pro Tempore William A. Walaska. The flag will be lowered beginning Thursday, April 6 and return to full staff at sunrise



Governor Raimondo Touts Lowest Unemployment Rate Since May 2001

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is pleased with the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report shows that Rhode Island added another 2,200 jobs in February--the first time since May 2015 the state added more than 2,000 jobs in a...