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Governor's Raimondo Statement on National Grid's Lowered Rate Filing

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on National Grid's recalculated rate filing: "I'm pleased that National Grid is responding to my call to protect Rhode Island ratepayers, in light of federal tax changes that slash the corporate tax rate from 35...



Raimondo Announces Investment and Initiatives in Support of Foster Families

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Leading in to her upcoming State of the State address, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today an investment of $1.36 million in resources for foster families in Rhode Island, as part of her administration's work to increase the number of children in foster care and reduce the...



Governor Statement on President's Decision to Open Up East Coast Waters for Offshore Drilling

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's decision to lift the ban on offshore oil drilling: "The President is endangering the health of nearly all coastal waters in our country, including our 400 miles of...



Rhode Island Adds 400 Manufacturing and 500 Construction Jobs in November

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the November Jobs Report, which showed that Rhode Island added 400 manufacturing jobs and 500 construction jobs last month: "In 2014, Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in America, but there was no...



Governor Raimondo Responds to GOP-Trump Tax Bill

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today in response to passage of the GOP-Trump Tax Bill: "I stand with the majority of Americans who are deeply concerned and disappointed that President Trump and Republicans in Washington have passed a tax plan that...



Raimondo Aims to Double Computer Science Degree Graduates

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:45:00 GMT

KINGSTON, R.I. - Today, a year and half after launching the Computer Science for Rhode Island initiative, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new goal in fostering a competitive workforce: doubling the number of computer science degree graduates in Rhode Island by 2025. Raimondo made the...



Governor Raimondo Wishes Rhode Islanders a Happy Hanukkah

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a happy Hanukkah: "Hanukkah reminds us that even when you think hope is lost, light will overcome darkness. I'm proud that Rhode Island is home to a vibrant Jewish community. We were founded...



Governor Raimondo, RIDOT Announce Increased Snow Fighting Capabilities This Winter

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT

WARWICK, RI - Governor Raimondo today announced that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has taken several steps to bolster its ability to plow and treat the roads this coming winter. The department is expanding its fleet of plow trucks and drivers while deploying new technology...



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

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - 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 sunset on December 7, in honor of the lives lost and forever changed on December 7, 1941. "Today we honor the more than 2,400...



Raimondo Announces Another Unemployment Insurance Tax Cut, Saving Businesses $10 Million

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will lower unemployment insurance tax rates again next year, saving Rhode Island employers an additional $10 million. This is the second consecutive year unemployment insurance rates...



Governor Raimondo Responds to the Senate's Vote on the Republican-Trump Tax Plan

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today in response to Senate Republicans passage of the GOP-Trump Tax Bill: "The Republican-Trump Tax Bill is an unconscionable handout to millionaires and billionaires paid for by working families from cities and towns...



Raimondo Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of South Street Landing and the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today led university, state and local leaders in the opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting of South Street Landing. The former South Street Power Station facility now houses 265,000 square-feet of academic and office space occupied by the Rhode Island...



AT Wall to Retire in Early 2018 After Three Decades of Public Service

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island Director of Corrections A.T. Wall will retire in early 2018 after more than three decades of public service. Director Wall has led the Rhode Island Department of Corrections for nearly two decades and is the longest-tenured Corrections Director in the nation. "A.T....



Infosys to Create Design and Innovation Hub and Produce 500 Jobs in Rhode Island by 2022

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that Infosys, the global leader in consulting, technology, and next generation services, intends to open its new Design and Innovation Hub in Providence and create 500 jobs in Rhode Island by 2022. "We are excited to welcome Infosys to...



Raimondo, Care New England Announce New Center of Excellence to Combat Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Governor Raimondo and Care New England (CNE) along with CNE members Butler Hospital, The Providence Center, and Continuum Behavioral Health, today announced a new Center of Excellence for opioid addiction that will offer a longer treatment period and access to substance use disorder services. As...



Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Sutherland Springs Shooting

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, 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 sunset on November 9, 2017 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Sutherland Springs,



Governor Raimondo Directs DPUC to Conduct Review of National Grid's Preparedness and Restoration Efforts Following this Week's Storm

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Governor Gina M. Raimondo directed the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC) Administrator Macky McCleary to conduct an investigative review of National Grid's storm preparedness and restoration efforts ahead of and following this week's wind and rain storm. To ensure



Raimondo Ceremonially Signs Legislation Prohibiting Domestic Abusers from Possessing Firearms

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by legislative sponsors and community advocates, ceremonially signed legislation today prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing firearms. The legislation was sponsored by Representative Teresa Tanzi in the House and Senator Harold Metts in the Senate with...



Raimondo Announces Picks for Departments of Business Regulation, Revenue Directors

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Tanner to lead the state Department of Business Regulation. In addition, Governor Raimondo announced her appointment of Mark A. Furcolo to lead the state Department of Revenue. "Since 2015,



Governor Gina M. Raimondo Statement on President Trump's Opioid Announcement

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today calling on the Trump Administration to do more to address the nation's opioid overdose epidemic: "The opioid crisis in our state and nation is the most urgent public health crisis we have faced since the HIV/AIDS...