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

PROVIDENCE,  - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the 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 morning, millions of Americans woke up to news of horror and devastation from Las Vegas," said Governor Raimondo. "Rhode Islanders stand with the people of Nevada, and send our condolences to the family and friends of those lost. In the wake of this senseless tragedy, there have been glimmers of hope in the stories…
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Gobernadora Raimondo pide ayuda de los ciudadanos de RI para Puerto Rico

La gobernadora de Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, emprendió el jueves una campaña en el estado para ayudar a Puerto Rico tras la devastación causada por los recientes huracanes en el Caribe. La funcionaria demócrata anunció la iniciativa después de hablar con el gobernador de Puerto Rico. En la iniciativa se alienta a los habitantes del estado de Rhode Island a la recaudación de fondos entre la comunidad empresarial para entregarlo a organizaciones en Puerto Rico.
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Raimondo Signs Legislation Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for Rhode Island Employees

PROVIDENCE, ;- 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 without having to worry about losing your job or going without pay is a basic right that Rhode Islanders deserve," said Governor Raimondo. "Treating workers with dignity and respect is imperative to creating a strong, productive workforce, but more importantly, it's the right thing to do. I want to thank every legislator, community advocate and citizen…
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Rhode Island State Police Announces Recruitment Campaign for 2018 State Police Training Academy

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced the start of a recruitment campaign for the 2018 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Colonel Assumpico's top priority since being appointed as Superintendent of State Police has been to recruit and promote a gender- and racially diverse mix of men and women who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the communities they serve. She already has promoted 10 women and members of minority groups - nearly a third of the 36 people she has promoted so far.…
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Raimondo Signs 38 Studios Transparency Legislation

PROVIDENCE, - 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 General Peter Kilmartin blocking the release of documents from the 38 Studios investigation even after the Governor has signed the bill into law. "I was against 38 Studios from the very beginning and believe that Rhode Islanders deserve to know what happened," Governor Raimondo said. "It's time for Attorney General Kilmartin to stop opposing the will of the…
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Rhode Island State Police Announces Recruitment Drive for 2018 Rhode Island Police Training Academy

North Scituate, RI - Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety held a news conference at State Police Headquarters to announce the launch of a recruitment drive for the 2018 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Colonel Assumpico was joined by Cheryl A. Burrell, Associate Director of the Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, as well our community outreach partners. They discuss some of the specific new initiatives that will be undertaken to attract and retain a gender- and racially diverse group of men and women…
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Statement from the Trillo for Governor Campaign

President Trump is entirely correct when he criticizes those who refuse to stand for the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. While I support everyone’s right to protest peacefully, there are a million ways to protest. The National Anthem is where we the people of this great country give thanks to those who have given their lives for all the freedoms we enjoy. I support President Trump who is one man trying to emphasize the importance of this message. Athletes need to realize that young kids look up to them and the last thing we need is to have…
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Wexford Innovation Complex Breaks Ground

PROVIDENCE, - 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, which are being constructed on former I-195 land in the heart of Providence's Innovation and Design District, will generate approximately $100 million in additional revenues to the State over the next 20 years. The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) (63,000 square feet), Brown University's School of Professional Studies (50,000 square feet), and Johnson & Johnson (31,000 square feet) will be…
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AT&T Creates Website to Help Locate Family Members and Friends in Puerto Rico

We are working around the clock to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Maria and Irma. We set up a website that will let anyone stateside (regardless of carrier) to register the cell phone number of a family member or friend who is an AT&T wireless customer in Puerto Rico. When the Puerto Rico-based customer's cell phone connects to our network in Puerto Rico, the customer will be notified that their family or friends in the have been trying to contact them. The family member or friend who registered will also be notified through email when additional…
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Mayor Grebien Swears in Pawtucket Police Chief Tina Goncalves

PAWTUCKET – Today, Mayor Donald R. Grebien swore in Tina Goncalves as Police Chief of Pawtucket at a ceremony at Lyman B. Goff Middle School. Chief Goncalves is Pawtucket’s first female chief and the first female municipal police chief in Rhode Island. State leaders, representatives, senators, city councilors, police chiefs and officers from around the state attended the ceremony. Chief Goncalves began her career with the Pawtucket Police Department nineteen years ago, and served in the Patrol, Narcotics, Detective, and Major Crimes Divisions, as well as the Sex Offender Law Enforcement Multidisciplinary Network. She rose through the ranks as Sergeant,…
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