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Raimondo Signs Justice Reinvestment Legislation

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by members of the General Assembly and community advocates, today signed the package of legislation collectively known as the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. The bills aim to improve Rhode Island's criminal justice system while reducing costs by



October is Manufacturing Month in Rhode Island

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared October as Manufacturing Month in the State of Rhode Island. Joined by Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner and other members



1,000 Days: Raimondo Expands Real Jobs Rhode Island Training Program, Celebrates Runway Extension at TF Green

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo traveled from Westerly to Woonsocket today with members of her Cabinet, holding a series of public events announcing new initiatives and highlighting progress that the state has made over the last 1,000 days. Governor Raimondo kicked off the morning...



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

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:45:00 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 until sunset on October 6, 2017 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. "This



Raimondo Signs Legislation Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for Rhode Island Employees

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by legislative sponsors, members of her Cabinet and community advocates, today signed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for more than 100,000 Rhode Island employees. "Being able to recover from an illness or care for a sick relative...



Raimondo Signs 38 Studios Transparency Legislation

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation that makes public previously undisclosed records from the state's investigation of 38 Studios. The Governor also announced her administration will immediately file an objection to a court order obtained in June by Attorney...



Raimondo's Open Textbook Initiative Saves College Students $870,000 in First Year

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Marking the one-year anniversary of her Open Textbook Initiative designed to cut the cost of textbooks for Rhode Island college and university students, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the initiative has put more than $870,000 back in hardworking students' pockets.



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...



2017 Rhode Island Schoolhouses Report Details Urgent Need for Generational Investment

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - School buildings in every district in the state get a failing grade in Rhode Island's first-ever statewide, independent study of public school facilities. The R.I. Department of Education (RIDE)'s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report, a year-long assessment...



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,...