Raimondo Moves to Protect the Environment, Puts People Back to Work

Many Rhode Island homes have outdated underground wastewater systems. These systems, often cesspools, are inefficient and ineffective and contribute to public health and environmental hazards. This legislation replaces outdated systems at the point of sale and improves neighborhoods and local infrastructure.

Governor Raimondo signs budget bill

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, joined by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed, today signed the Fiscal Year 2016 State Budget. This robust jobs plan begins the process of putting people back to work by rebuilding our schools, attracting and growing companies in Rhode Island, and making it easier and less expensive to do business here.

Rhode Island to Strengthen, Expand Job Training with New Federal Grant

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the newly-created “Real Jobs Rhode Island” initiative. Real Jobs Rhode Island, part of the Raimondo Jobs Plan, is designed to improve workforce training efforts in Rhode Island by aligning training efforts with employers and their specific needs.

Raimondo Nominates Six to the Building Codes Standards Commission

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Kris Bradner, Catherine Fox, M. David Odeh, John Sinnott, Joseph Warner and Christine West to the Building Codes Standards Commission. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "The Building Codes Commission provides Rhode Island with the safest constructed buildings possible," said Raimondo.

Raimondo Nominates Seven Members to the Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Board

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate the following individuals to the Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council

Raimondo, Mattiello, Paiva Weed Announce 10-year RhodeWorks Plan to Invest in State’s Highways and...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed today announced RhodeWorks, a bold action plan to address our state's crumbling transportation infrastructure

Officials and Veterans Break Ground on New Rhode Island Veterans Home

Governor Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Representatives James Langevin and David N. Cicilline, members of the Rhode Island General Assembly and veterans broke ground today on a new Rhode Island Veterans Home. Rhode Island voters approved a $94 million bond in 2012 for a new 208-bed home to serve the state's veterans. The new Veterans Home will be built on the 110-acre site of the current Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol.

Raimondo Announces Municipal LED Streetlight Energy Efficiency Incentives

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the availability of $525,000 in financial incentives for qualified municipalities seeking to reduce their energy consumption and costs through the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights and control technologies.

Raimondo Highlights Details of Proposed School Building Authority

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today highlighted the details of her proposed School Building Authority, which will put people back to work modernizing Rhode Island schools so that our students are learning in safe, clean, warm, and dry facilities.

Ribbon cutting for 83 new homes celebrates major neighborhood revitalization in Providence’s West End

Providence, RI - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joined Omni Development Corporation, WinnDevelopment, Rhode Island Housing and other community partners including HUD, R.I.’s Housing Resources Commission, Rhode Island LISC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch today to celebrate the opening of a major revitalization effort on the sites of previously distressed and foreclosed properties in Providence’s West End

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Appoints Crossroads Rhode Island President Anne M. Nolan to State...

Providence, RI - May 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his appointment of Anne M. Nolan of Cumberland to the Rhode Island Parole Board. Nolan is President and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s leading homeless service organization.

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Announces Plans to Reactivate Interagency Council on Homelessness

Providence, RI - February 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his plans to reactivate the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), which establishes a mechanism for Cabinet- and Director-level staff to come together to discuss better coordination of state activities for housing and homelessness. The ICH also develops strategies to address the problems associated with homelessness, makes recommendations aimed at reducing the number of homeless people in Rhode Island, and promotes and supports development of permanent supportive housing

Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts Warns of Roof Collapse Concern for Homeowners and Business Owners

Providence - February 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council, joins the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) in reminding Rhode Islanders that roof collapse continues to be of high concern. The amount of recent snowfall that is piling up could weaken roof structure and cause a collapse. Homeowners and business owners should be mindful of the risk of personal injury to themselves and occupants before removing snow from roofs. Consult a contractor or home improvement professional for help in assessing the need for snow remova


Rhode Island Treasury Reunited 8,860 People with $11.7 Million in Unclaimed...

The Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reunited 8,860 people with $11.7 million in unclaimed property in the fiscal year that ended on June 30


Langevin, Whitehouse Highlight Bill to Invest $170 Million in Fixing RI...

Congressman Jim Langevin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined with state, town, and labor officials by the Factory Bridge in West Warwick to call on Congress to pass the Strengthen and Fortify Existing (SAFE) Bridges Act. The SAFE Bridges Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Whitehouse, and others last month and will be introduced in the House this week by Langevin. The bill would deliver up to $170 million to repair Rhode Island’s deficient and crumbling bridges and create construction jobs