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Raimondo Signs Bills Supporting Clean Energy Growth

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:45:00 GMT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant, Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and members of the General Assembly, today signed legislation supporting the growth of clean energy in Rhode Island. "We have made so...



Raimondo Signs Legislation Aimed at Preventing Opioid Overdoses and Saving Lives

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and leaders from the state General Assembly, today hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation strengthening Rhode Island's response to the opioid overdose crisis. "This epidemic is our...



Raimondo Signs FY 2018 Budget - State guarantees free community college for all

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed the FY 2018 budget into law this evening, immediately following its passage by the Rhode Island State Senate. "This is a Jobs Budget, with a lot in it to help Rhode Islanders," Raimondo said. "It makes Rhode Island the first state on the East...



Raimondo Signs Automatic Voter Registration Legislation

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline, State Representative David A. Coughlin and State Senator Gayle L. Goldin, hosted a ceremonial bill signing of legislation making Rhode Island the ninth state in the...



Raimondo Meets with Mayors, Municipal Officials to Discuss Budget Impasse

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened a working meeting today in the State Room with mayors and officials from Rhode Island's cities and towns to discuss the impact of the nearly month-long legislative budget impasse on local communities. In June, the House and Senate both passed nearly...



Homeland Security Advisory Board's Inaugural Meeting Delves into Future of Homeland, Cybersecurity in RI

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE - Tying into a prominent theme of the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting, the Rhode Island Governor's Homeland Security Advisory Board (HSAB) held its first meeting last Wednesday to discuss the future of the state's homeland and cybersecurity initiatives. "I...



Raimondo Signs Executive Order Announcing 2017 Governor's Bay Day

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today visited Roger Wheeler State Beach to sign an Executive Order announcing that the 29th Governor's Bay Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Governor's Bay Day will include free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as...



Raimondo Receives 2017 BIO Governor of the Year Award

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today received the 2017 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Governor of the Year Award in recognition of her leadership and commitment to strengthening the bioscience industry within Rhode Island. BIO is the world's largest trade association...



Raimondo Announces Partnership with CVS Health to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - In the last 8 years, more than 1,800 Rhode Islanders have died as the result of an overdose, one of the highest overdose rates in America. CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo and Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a partnership to open an Opioid Center of Excellence in Woonsocket to...



Governor Raimondo Signs Executive Order on Overdose Prevention

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order calling for a wide range of immediate actions and initiatives in Rhode Island to prevent opioid overdoses and save lives. The Executive Order, which was signed at a meeting of the Governor's Overdose Prevention and...



Governor Raimondo's Statement on the Immoral Senate Trumpcare Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding the proposed Senate Trumpcare Bill: "Congressional Republicans are trying to pass an immoral piece of legislation and they're hoping that no one notices. The Affordable Care Act is working in Rhode Island....



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....