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Wexford Innovation Complex Breaks Ground

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina Raimondo today joined state and local officials, representatives from Wexford Science and Technology, Brown University, the Cambridge Innovation Center, Johnson & Johnson, and members of the public to break ground on the Wexford Innovation Complex. The projects,



Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo on the Latest TrumpCare Bill:

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the most recent version of TrumpCare: "The Graham-Cassidy bill would be just as bad for Rhode Islanders as every other failed version of TrumpCare. According to most recent estimates, this plan...



Raimondo Announces Initiative to Pay DACA Renewal Fees for Rhode Island DREAMers

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she and a coalition of individuals and organizations have secured more than $170,000 in commitments from donors to cover the $495 renewal fee for every DREAMer in Rhode Island who is eligible to apply for renewal of their Deferred...



Raimondo Signs Executive Order Outlining Rhode Island's Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation and state leaders, today signed an Executive Order outlining Rhode Island's Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change. "As Governor, my job is first and foremost to keep Rhode Islanders...



Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Recognition of the Anniversary of September 11th

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 22:45:00 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 on Monday, September 11 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on...



Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo on the Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that they will be ending DACA: "Rhode Island was founded on the values of tolerance and diversity. Throughout our history, our state has been strengthened...



Raimondo Appoints New Family Court Judge

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 22:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today appointed Felix E. "Feidlim" Gill to join the Rhode Island Family Court as an Associate Justice. His name will be submitted to the state Senate today for confirmation. "Feidlim brings almost two decades of legal experience to the bench,...



Raimondo Signs Legislation Banning Conversion Therapy for Minors

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Youth Pride, Inc. and General Assembly leaders, today held a ceremonial bill signing of legislation banning conversion therapy for minors. Rhode Island is now the tenth state to take action to protect minors from the horrific ramifications of



Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of North Smithfield native Spc. Matthew Turcotte. The flags will be lowered beginning Monday, August 28 and return to full staff at sunrise...



Governor Raimondo Endorses Stronger Regional Approach to Combat the Climate Crisis

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In a video statement today, Governor Gina M. Raimondo endorsed a new, bipartisan agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the region by 65 percent by 2030 and promote growth of Rhode Island's green economy. Earlier today, representatives from a number of eastern states -...



Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo about the Public Utilities Commission's approval of National Grid's electricity rate increase

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:45:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today responding to the Public Utilities Commission's approval of National Grid's electricity rate increase: "Hard-working, middle class Rhode Island families need relief. I am disappointed that Rhode Islanders' electricity bills will...



Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo on the Passing of Frank Montanaro, Sr.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the passing of Frank Montanaro, Sr. "Andy and I send our thoughts and prayers to Frank's family. Frank was a giant in Rhode Island and a fierce advocate for working families. His service as a firefighter,...



Governor Raimondo Statement on Rhode Island's New Record Jobs Count

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:45:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today on the creation of 3,100 new jobs in July, including 600 new jobs in manufacturing: "Rhode Islanders were hit hard by the recession and have worked hard to regain their economic security. Since January 2015, we've added nearly 17,000



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...