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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...



Raimondo Receives 2017 BIO Governor of the Year Award

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today received the 2017 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Governor of the Year Award in recognition of her leadership and commitment to strengthening the bioscience industry within Rhode Island. BIO is the world's largest trade association...



Raimondo Announces Partnership with CVS Health to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - In the last 8 years, more than 1,800 Rhode Islanders have died as the result of an overdose, one of the highest overdose rates in America. CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo and Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced a partnership to open an Opioid Center of Excellence in Woonsocket to...



Governor Raimondo Signs Executive Order on Overdose Prevention

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order calling for a wide range of immediate actions and initiatives in Rhode Island to prevent opioid overdoses and save lives. The Executive Order, which was signed at a meeting of the Governor's Overdose Prevention and...



Governor Raimondo's Statement on the Immoral Senate Trumpcare Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding the proposed Senate Trumpcare Bill: "Congressional Republicans are trying to pass an immoral piece of legislation and they're hoping that no one notices. The Affordable Care Act is working in Rhode Island....



Raimondo Lauds Latest Drop in Unemployment

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today upon release of the May 2017 jobs report: "Two and a half years ago, we started the difficult work to get Rhode Island's economy moving again. For most of the year before I took office, our unemployment rate was...



Governor Raimondo, Goldman Sachs Celebrate First Graduation of 10,000 Small Businesses in Rhode Island

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed and Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President John F.W. Rogers today celebrated the first graduation of the 10,000 Small Businesses program in Rhode Island, which expands access to capital and provides practical business education for...



Raimondo Signs Executive Order Reaffirming Rhode Island's Commitment to the Principles of the Paris Climate Agreement

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order reaffirming Rhode Island's commitment to the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement. The day after President Trump announced his disappointing decision to pull the United States out of the historic climate accord,...



Raimondo Declares June LGBTQ Pride Month

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed a proclamation declaring June LGBTQ Pride Month. For decades, Rhode Island's LGBTQ community has fought tirelessly for inclusion and equality. "I'm proud to declare June Pride Month and celebrate the countless contributions that the...



2017 Clean Energy Jobs Report: RI Clean Energy Jobs See 66 Percent Growth Since 2014

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island continues to show impressive job growth in the clean energy sector, as detailed in the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report released by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Executive Office of Commerce. "In March,...



Raimondo Calls on General Assembly to Pass 38 Studios Transparency Legislation

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo called upon the General Assembly to take swift action and pass Representative Charlene Lima and Senator Frank Lombardi's bills that would compel the release of non-grand jury documents from the 38 Studios investigation. Governor Raimondo filed suit to...



Raimondo Calls on General Assembly to Pass 38 Studios Transparency Legislation

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo called upon the General Assembly to take swift action and pass Representative Charlene Lima and Senator Frank Lombardi's bills that would compel the release of non-grand jury documents from the 38 Studios investigation. Governor Raimondo filed suit to...



Raimondo Appoints New Health Insurance Commissioner

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner publicly announced today plans to retire from her position effective next month. In her place, Governor Gina M. Raimondo will appoint Dr. Marie L. Ganim. The Governor has submitted her name to the Rhode Island State Senate for...



Rhode Island Joins United States Climate Alliance

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island will join the United States Climate Alliance. The Alliance, formed yesterday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, California Governor Edmund G. Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, is a coalition that will convene U....



Raimondo Statement on President Trump's Decision to Withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement: "I am deeply disappointed that the President has decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Republicans



Governor, Education Commissioner Announce 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - At a surprise ceremony today, Governor Gina Raimondo and Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner announced the selection of Kristin Hayes-Leite as the 2018 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. Hayes-Leite has been a social studies teacher at Narragansett High School for the past 16...



Raimondo Marks Memorial Day by Ordering Flags Lowered

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until 12pm on Monday, May 29th in observation of Memorial Day. Flags should return to full-



Governor Establishes Homeland Security Advisory Board

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order establishing Rhode Island's first Homeland Security Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance to the Governor on homeland security and cybersecurity issues. The seven-member Board will work with Cybersecurity Officer...



Raimondo Statement on President Trump's Budget

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding President Trump's proposed budget: "Rhode Island is making strong progress to provide our people with the education and job training they need to be successful and to expand access to affordable, quality...



Raimondo Celebrates 25th Anniversary of RI Workers' Compensation Law Legislative Reform

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In honor of the 25th anniversary of the successful legislative reform of Rhode Island's Workers' Compensation Law, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced two judicial nominations to fill vacancies on the Workers' Compensation Court. She will submit Steven A. Minicucci and...