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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...



Raimondo, Elorza Celebrate A.T. Cross Expansion in Providence

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the relocation and expansion of A.T. Cross. The famed pen manufacturer will expand operations, add jobs, and open a new storefront in the new Providence location, which...



Johnson + Johnson Chooses Rhode Island for a Health Technology Center

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that global healthcare company Johnson + Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Rhode Island. The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and data analytics to create software applications that will...



Raimondo's Statement on Rhode Island's Economic Data

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Jobs are up and the unemployment rate is down, building on the last report in a steady, upward trend," Raimondo said. "Rhode Island is on the move - just this



Governor Raimondo Makes Second Major Jobs Announcement This Week, Virgin Pulse to Bring 300 New Jobs to Rhode Island

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:45:00 GMT

Global company Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson's famed Virgin Group, will expand its operation in downtown Providence by more than 400 percent PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo made her second major jobs announcement of the week today during a State Room press conference...



Raimondo's Outdoor Recreation Council Releases Final Report

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:00:00 GMT

Advances Vision, Key Recommendations to Sustain and Grow State's Outdoor Recreation Industry PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation Council - created by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and composed of government, community and industry leaders - released its final report today,...



Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags Lowered

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment of former U.S. Senator and...



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,