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Raimondo Warns Against the Impact of TrumpCare- Governor reaffirms commitment to high-quality, affordable health coverage in RI

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - After outlining how the healthcare proposal released earlier this month by congressional Republicans would leave behind the elderly, low-income Rhode Islanders and families throughout the state, Governor Gina M. Raimondo reiterated her pledge today to work to ensure access to high-...



Governor Gina M. Raimondo Testimony before the House Finance Committee: RI Promise Scholarship Initiative (as prepared for delivery)

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 15, 2017) - Governor Gina M. Raimondo testified today before the House Finance Committee in support of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship initiative which would guarantee every Rhode Island student with an opportunity to attend two years of college tuition-free. Her...



State Offices Closed Tuesday, March 14 Due to Major Winter Storm

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced that state offices will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 due to the major winter storm forecast to impact the region. The Governor is coordinating closely with state agencies and National Grid to monitor the storm and prepare for Rhode



Raimondo's Statement on RI's Economic Data

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Today's labor force data is proof that our work to strengthen Rhode Island's economy is paying off. For the first time in almost 12 years, our state's...



Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo Regarding Trump Administration's Proposed ACA Repeal

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement regarding President Trump's proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act: "President Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act puts thousands of Rhode Islanders at risk of losing the care they need and makes...



Raimondo Announces "1,000 by '20" Clean Energy Goal-- 1,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2020

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:45:00 GMT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a strategic goal today to increase the amount of clean energy in the state by 10 times by the end of 2020. In 2016, the baseline year for this goal, Rhode Island had approximately 100 megawatts of clean energy. Since then, Rhode Island has



As Raimondo Stumps for Free College, U.S. News Ranks Rhode Island No. 8 in America for College Readiness

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - As Governor Gina M. Raimondo pushes to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to guarantee every student two years of free college tuition, U.S. News & World Report has released its inaugural 'Best States' rankings which show Rhode Island is among the top 10 states for



UHIP Report: System Needed More Time, More People, and More Training

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released a complete and comprehensive analysis which details the challenges and missteps surrounding the launch of Rhode Island's new health and human services eligibility software system. Deloitte delivered Rhode Island a broken system and, as a...



Judge Approves Final 38 Studios Settlement, Governor Set to Petition for Release of Grand Jury Documents

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

State Police to release agency's non-grand jury documents after review PROVIDENCE, RI - Following Judge Michael A. Silverstein's approval this morning of the final settlement in the 38 Studios civil case, Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauded the efforts to recover $61 million and announced that...



Raimondo's Statement on Black History Month

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement in honor of Black History Month. "I'm deeply proud to lead our state in celebrating Black History Month and the generations of African-Americans who have made Rhode Island what it is today. "Moving forward,...



Raimondo's Statement on Proposed 38 Studios Settlement with First Southwest

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the proposed settlement with First Southwest in the 38 Studios litigation. "I am pleased with the proposed settlement of $16 million from First Southwest. But we cannot rest on monetary recovery alone. If the...



Raimondo Launches Rhode Island Manufacturing Initiative

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:15:00 GMT

Governor's package of workforce training and economic development programs aims to rebuild Rhode Island's manufacturing industry for the 21st Century, create opportunity for Rhode Island families CRANSTON, RI (January 26, 2017) - The week after her State of the State address which focused on...



Raimondo Announces Next Generation Library Challenge

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:15:00 GMT

Program Will Support Rhode Island Libraries with Digital Training, Modern Technology PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the Studio Rhode Next Generation Libraries Challenge, an innovative approach to supporting public libraries with new technology and training to engage...



Raimondo's Statement on Rhode Island's Economic Data

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Our unemployment rate and number of unemployed Rhode Islanders are at their lowest levels in almost 10 years. Our economy remains strong, still having regained...



Raimondo Proposes Two Years of Free College for Every Rhode Islander

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:30:00 GMT

'Rhode Island's Promise' will make Rhode Island the nation's first state to offer free college for every student PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today at the Ministers Alliance of Rhode Island's 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, announced a historic proposal to



Raimondo Takes Decisive Action to Address UHIP Challenges

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Governor replaces DHS, IT leadership, withholds millions from project vendor Deloitte PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo took decisive action today to address challenges related to the rollout of the state's new health and human services eligibility computer system, announcing the...



Raimondo Administration Announces Choice for DCYF Director

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts today announced Dr. Trista D. Piccola as their choice to lead the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). The Governor will submit her name to the Rhode Island State Senate today for...



Unemployment Taxes Cut for First Time in 25 Years

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:30:00 GMT

Rhode Island Employers to Save About $30 Million a Year PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Further improving Rhode Island's business climate and strengthening support for the state's existing businesses, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that employers will see a significant reduction in their...



Raimondo Announces Goal to Help Level the Playing Field for Minority-Owned Businesses

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:30:00 GMT

Puts Plan in Motion to Double MBE Utilization Rate For State Contracts by 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a new performance goal to level the playing field and expand economic opportunity for all Rhode Islanders by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/...



Raimondo Wishes Rhode Islanders a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement, on the day before Christmas Eve and the first day of Hanukkah: "The holiday season is a time to come together as Rhode Islanders and look to a bright and peaceful future with hope and optimism. We have so many...