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Raimondo's Statement on RI's Economic Data

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Rhode Island's unemployment continues to trend downward, our labor force is growing, businesses are giving Rhode Island a fresh look and thousands more people



Raimondo Announces State's First Cybersecurity Officer

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:45:00 GMT

As part of her continuing efforts to foster innovation and economic development opportunities, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the appointment of the state's first Cybersecurity Officer. Mike Steinmetz will serve as the Governor's principal policy advisor on cybersecurity and will be...



New Commission Aims to Improve Employability of New England College Grads

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:45:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined the New England Board of Higher Education to announce the creation of a new regional Commission on Higher Education and Employability, designed to work with the private sector to improve the career readiness of New England college and university graduates.



Meet Mianna, Rhode Island's 2017 Governor for a Day

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the winner of her Women's History Month essay contest. Rhode Island's 2017 Governor for a Day is Mianna Gonsalves, an 11-year-old student at Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School who wrote about the importance of fostering student leadership at a young age.



Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags Lowered

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered until sunset on April 6, 2017 in honor of former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn. Rhode Island flags will remain at half-staff until sunrise on Monday, April 10,...



Raimondo Directs Rhode Island Flag to Fly at Half-Staff

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered the Rhode Island flag to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of former Senate President Pro Tempore William A. Walaska. The flag will be lowered beginning Thursday, April 6 and return to full staff at sunrise



Governor Raimondo Touts Lowest Unemployment Rate Since May 2001

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo is pleased with the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report shows that Rhode Island added another 2,200 jobs in February--the first time since May 2015 the state added more than 2,000 jobs in a...



Raimondo Statement on Election of Senate President Ruggerio

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement regarding the election of Dominick J. Ruggerio as President of the Rhode Island Senate: "I congratulate Senate President Ruggerio and look forward to working closely with him, his leadership team, the members of...



Raimondo Warns Against the Impact of TrumpCare

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - After outlining how the healthcare proposal released earlier this month by congressional Republicans would leave behind the elderly, low-income Rhode Islanders and families throughout the state, Governor Gina M. Raimondo reiterated her pledge today to work to ensure access to high-...



Governor Raimondo thanks Senate President Paiva Weed for her decades of service

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Senate President Paiva Weed: "Senate President Paiva Weed has dedicated her adult life to public service. Throughout her career, she has led the way to protect the most vulnerable people in our state and has...



Governor Gina M. Raimondo Testimony before the House Finance Committee: RI Promise Scholarship Initiative (as prepared for delivery)

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 15, 2017) - Governor Gina M. Raimondo testified today before the House Finance Committee in support of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship initiative which would guarantee every Rhode Island student with an opportunity to attend two years of college tuition-free. Her...



State Offices Closed Tuesday, March 14 Due to Major Winter Storm

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced that state offices will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 due to the major winter storm forecast to impact the region. The Governor is coordinating closely with state agencies and National Grid to monitor the storm and prepare for Rhode



Raimondo's Statement on RI's Economic Data

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data. "Today's labor force data is proof that our work to strengthen Rhode Island's economy is paying off. For the first time in almost 12 years, our state's...



Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo Regarding Trump Administration's Proposed ACA Repeal

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement regarding President Trump's proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act: "President Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act puts thousands of Rhode Islanders at risk of losing the care they need and makes...



Raimondo Announces "1,000 by '20" Clean Energy Goal-- 1,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2020

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:45:00 GMT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a strategic goal today to increase the amount of clean energy in the state by 10 times by the end of 2020. In 2016, the baseline year for this goal, Rhode Island had approximately 100 megawatts of clean energy. Since then, Rhode Island has



As Raimondo Stumps for Free College, U.S. News Ranks Rhode Island No. 8 in America for College Readiness

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - As Governor Gina M. Raimondo pushes to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to guarantee every student two years of free college tuition, U.S. News & World Report has released its inaugural 'Best States' rankings which show Rhode Island is among the top 10 states for



UHIP Report: System Needed More Time, More People, and More Training

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released a complete and comprehensive analysis which details the challenges and missteps surrounding the launch of Rhode Island's new health and human services eligibility software system. Deloitte delivered Rhode Island a broken system and, as a...



Judge Approves Final 38 Studios Settlement, Governor Set to Petition for Release of Grand Jury Documents

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

State Police to release agency's non-grand jury documents after review PROVIDENCE, RI - Following Judge Michael A. Silverstein's approval this morning of the final settlement in the 38 Studios civil case, Governor Gina M. Raimondo applauded the efforts to recover $61 million and announced that...



Raimondo's Statement on Black History Month

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement in honor of Black History Month. "I'm deeply proud to lead our state in celebrating Black History Month and the generations of African-Americans who have made Rhode Island what it is today. "Moving forward,...



Raimondo's Statement on Proposed 38 Studios Settlement with First Southwest

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement on the proposed settlement with First Southwest in the 38 Studios litigation. "I am pleased with the proposed settlement of $16 million from First Southwest. But we cannot rest on monetary recovery alone. If the...