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Raimondo Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Real Estate Development in Providence

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and city officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Commons at Providence Station, which is expected to create 225 direct jobs and 125 indirect jobs in construction as well as 169 new housing units in the state's capital. John M....



Raimondo Directs Additional Actions to Improve UHIP-Related Services

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Citing Rhode Islanders' continued frustration with long wait times, system errors and isolated reports of customers' services being disrupted for various reasons, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today ordered immediate actions to improve customer service at Department of Human Services



Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - According to a Proclamation issued by President Obama, Wednesday, December 7, will be recognized as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until



Governor Raimondo Announces Partnership with Four Colleges and Universities to Introduce New Web Development Minors Program

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - During a visit today from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. at West Warwick High School, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced the launch of new web development minors at four Rhode Island colleges and universities. This joint effort, spearheaded by the Rhode Island...



Raimondo Announces Effort to Prepare Rhode Island for Leadership in 5G Wireless

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intention to position Rhode Island at the forefront of the development of next-generation broadband networks, including 5G (Fifth Generation Wireless) networks. "To make Rhode Island one of the most desirable places to live, work...



Raimondo's Statement on Preschool Development Grants

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the announcement that Rhode Island will receive $6 million in federal funding for early education. "We are pleased the U.S. Department of Education has announced Rhode Island will receive full funding - $6,043,



What They're Saying: New Federal Funding to Support Healthcare Transformation and Jobs for the Future

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Secretary Elizabeth Roberts announced on Monday that Rhode Island has partnered with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to leverage nearly $130 million in federal funds over the next five years to further transform our...



Better Care, Healthier People, Smarter Spending

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts today announced the next step in Rhode Island's healthcare system transformation efforts that will increase access to quality, affordable care and build healthier communities. Rhode Island has...



Raimondo Wishes All Rhode Islanders a Happy Thanksgiving

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today will deliver meals to seniors in Cranston, then head to Baffoni's Poultry Farm to pick up a local turkey for her family's Thanksgiving dinner. "Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings, and give thanks for our loved ones," Raimondo...



Raimondo Appoints Major Oscar Perez to Rhode Island Parole Board

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has appointed Major Oscar Perez to the Rhode Island Parole Board. "The Rhode Island Parole Board is vital to our criminal justice system," Raimondo said. "I am pleased to appoint Major Oscar Perez to the Parole Board and am confident he will be an...



Raimondo's Statement on Rhode Island's Economic Data

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Job growth has been our focus since day one. With this month's growth, the Rhode Island economy has regained all private sector jobs that were lost during the



Raimondo's Statement on Court Order of HPE to Continue DMV Work

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement: "I am very pleased with today's ruling. I will continue to do whatever is necessary to protect Rhode Island taxpayers against a vendor that has tried to hold our project hostage."



Raimondo's Statement on Veterans Day

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement: "On Veterans Day, we express our profound gratitude to the brave men and women who have answered our nation's call to serve and protect us. We will never forget that the freedoms we enjoy as Americans are...



Raimondo's Statement on Presidential Election

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 20:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the results of the Presidential Election. "The long campaign is over and now it is time to begin the necessary work to unite our nation. My top priority is positioning Rhode Island for success. The people of...



Raimondo Appoints Tina Cane as Rhode Island Poet Laureate

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today appointed Tina Cane of Rumford as Rhode Island Poet Laureate. Cane replaces Rick Benjamin, who resigned late last year to accept a teaching and administrative position at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "I am thrilled to have Tina...



Raimondo Appoints Assumpico the 13th Superintendent of Rhode Island State Police

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo named Ann C. Assumpico as the 13th Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police. Assumpico started her career in law enforcement nearly 40 years ago as a corrections officer at the Adult Correctional Institution. She later served as a patrol officer...



Raimondo's Statement on the First Day of HSRI Open Enrollment

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the anticipated impact of HealthSource RI (HSRI)'s open enrollment period on customer service at the Department of Human Services (DHS) field offices and HSRI Contact Center. "The beginning of the month is...



Raimondo, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Announce Launch The Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), the Rhode Island National Guard (RING), and the Southeastern New England Defense Industry...



Raimondo Hears Progress of Intensive Program Putting Long-Term Unemployed Rhode Islanders Back to Work and Paving the Way to a Brighter Future

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Over lunch at Gregg's Restaurant on Post Road, Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and state and local officials heard about the hopes and struggles of several long-term unemployed Rhode Island workers and the success stories of a few formerly unemployed...



Raimondo's Statement on Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Today's report reinforces the need to remain tirelessly focused on building a strong and innovative 21st century economy by investing in the skills of our...