2,500 Additional Rhode Islanders Find Unclaimed Property Following Announcement of YOUR MONEY Program

PROVIDENCE, - Just 24-hours after Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced that 35,000 Rhode Islanders will be automatically reunited with their missing money this holiday season, more than 2,500 additional claims have been initiated through the Treasurer's Unclaimed Property division. Yesterday, Treasurer Magaziner announced YOUR MONEY, a new program which will reunite many Rhode Islanders with their unclaimed property automatically. While more than $10 million is slated to be automatically returned to more than 35,000 Rhode Islanders, the Treasurer's Office has money for thousands of Rhode Islanders whose current addresses have not been matched. Within minutes of the announcement, Rhode…
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RIDOT, State Police Join Local Religious Leaders in Urging Holiday Travelers to ‘Buckle Up Faithfully’

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, tuesday joined several of Rhode Island's inter-denominational religious leaders to launch a new holiday safety initiative called Buckle Up Faithfully. The holiday season is a time when roadways are more heavily travelled, which creates an increased risk to motorists and pedestrians. That is why RIDOT and the State Police are joining religious leaders to increase awareness about highway traffic fatalities and serious injuries and to encourage their congregations to…
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Governor Invites Rhode Islanders to State House for Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

PROVIDENCE, RI - In a video released today, Governor Gina M. Raimondo invited Rhode Islanders to attend the annual State House Christmas Tree Lighting celebration. This year's celebration will be on Thursday, November 30 starting at 5:30pm. Governor Raimondo, First Gentleman Andy Moffit and their kids will light the Christmas Tree at 6:15pm. "Christmas and the entire holiday season is a special time for my family, and I'm excited to share that time with Rhode Islanders from across our state. I'm looking forward to hosting Rhode Islanders of all ages to kick off the holiday season as we light our…
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Raimondo Ceremonially Signs Legislation Creating Gaspee Days License Plate

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by legislative sponsors and local elected officials, today ceremonially signed legislation creating a special fundraising license plate for the Gaspee Days committee. "It's integral to our identities as Rhode Islanders that our state struck the first blow in the fight for America's freedom," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "The legislation I sign today will make sure that proceeds from the new Gaspee Days license plate will support the Gaspee mission, and keep our Rhode Island pride alive for generations." The legislation was sponsored by Chairman Joseph M. McNamara in the House and…
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Mayor Elorza to Announce Grant Program for Design-Focused Small Businesses Monday

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza will join Rhode Island Department Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen, DESIGNxRI Executive Director Lisa Carnevale, Studio Endo Founder Miles Endo and partners from across the City to announce the re-launch of Providence Design Catalyst, a program that provides grants up to $15,000 to design-driven small businesses that are committed to growing in the City of Providence.
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Mensaje Semanal de la Gobernadora El Impuesto de Trump

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo hoy presenta su mensaje semanal debajo: Ahora mismo, los republicanos en Washington están tratando a bajar los impuestos para las personas más ricas en este pais. Y la clase media, las familias trabajadoras, en lugares como Cranston, East Providence y cada otra ciudad y pueblo en Rhode Island, estará pagando. La última versión de la “Republican-Trump Tax Bill” sembrará caos en toda nuestra economía. Si Presidente Trump y sus aliados republicanos quieren reformar nuestro sistema de impuestos, ellos deben dar prioridad a las familias trabajadoras. Los millonarios no necesitan ayuda. Los que necesitan apoyo…
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Deepwater Wind Pledges $1M Seed Funding for New Blue Economy Initiative at University of Massachusetts

Dartmouth, Mass. – November 16, 2017 – Deepwater Wind announced today that it is pledging funding for the establishment of a new Blue Economy Initiative at the University of Massachusetts, which will develop an independent research portfolio on how offshore wind farms can coexist with other ocean-based industries, with particular emphasis on commercial fishing. Deepwater Wind is committing $1 million over five years to sponsor the Blue Economy Initiative, which will be led by the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology via the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute. Independent researchers at the Marine Fisheries Institute will be tasked with…
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Reed Statement on Final Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which authorizes $ billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) and for national security programs of the Department of Energy. The bill, which now heads to the President’s desk, provides the authorities and resources the military needs to complete their missions, restore readiness, prepare for the future, and take care of our military families. It would provide a percent pay raise for all servicemembers and increase total active duty and reserve end strength by about 20,000 personnel. The bill also helps build and modernize…
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Warren, Colleagues Request Information from DOD on Hospital Ship’s Role in Puerto Rico Response Efforts

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led five of her Senate colleagues in writing to the Department of Defense (DOD) to request information on the DOD's efforts to provide medical care in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria, and to request information on the role of the USNS Comfort in the Department's Puerto Rico response efforts. The letter was also signed by Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Robert Menendez (), and Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.). In their letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, the senators expressed concern about why the USNS Comfort, a military hospital…
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Providence City Council Approves Three New Tax Stabilization Agreements

Providence, RI (November 16, 2017) – Chairman of the Providence City Council Finance Committee, Councilman John Igliozzi, Ward Seven brought three tax stabilization agreements to the floor of tonight’s meeting which was passed by the Providence City Council. “I’m thrilled that we can help these organizations create jobs and grow their businesses here in Providence. More cranes in the city skyline mean two things – more jobs, and growth – and that’s a good thing for all of us,” stated Councilman John Igliozzi. “They will approximately add a combined $ Million in tax revenue to the City over the term…
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