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Rhode Island’s Electoral College Votes for Clinton and Kaine

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Rhode Island’s Electoral College convened to cast their votes for president and vice president. The four Presidential Electors – Representative Grace Diaz, Frank J. Montanaro, Herbert Claiborne Pell, and L. Susan Weiner – cast their votes for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. The historic ceremony began at noon when the Kentish Guards in colonial military garb escorted Governor Raimondo, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, the Honorable William E. Smith, the state’s Congressional delegation, Postmaster Ronald Pauline, Rhode Island’s Presidential Electors, and other dignitaries from the State Library to the House Chamber, where the event took…
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Johnson & Johnson Chooses Rhode Island for a Health Technology Center Plans to Bring 75 High Wage Technology Jobs to the Ocean State

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Rhode Island. The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and data analytics to create software applications that will serve to improve health outcomes. The center expects to fill approximately 75 highly-skilled positions in the first half of 2017. "Rhode Island is on the move and we are putting wins on the board. I am thrilled that Johnson & Johnson has chosen Rhode Island for its new health technology center," said Governor Raimondo. "We are…
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Rep. Diaz to cast vote Today as Rhode Island presidential elector

STATE HOUSE - Rep. Grace Diaz (D-Dist. 11, Providence) is one of four Rhode Island presidential electors who will be casting a vote for president when the Electoral College meets Monday, Dec. 19. Federal law provides that the college must meet in their respective states on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. Monday's meeting will take place at noon in the House chamber at the State House. "It is a tremendous honor to serve as an elector on this historic occasion," said Representative Diaz. "This marks the first time in American history that a female candidate will…
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Raimondo’s Statement on Rhode Island’s Economic Data

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement on Rhode Island's latest jobs and unemployment data: "Jobs are up and the unemployment rate is down, building on the last report in a steady, upward trend," Raimondo said. "Rhode Island is on the move - just this week, we made two major economic development announcements. Wexford Science and Technology, the Cambridge Innovation Center, and Brown University's School of Professional Studies have come together for a deal that will support more than 1,000 construction jobs, create more than 1,000 permanent, good-paying advanced industry jobs, and ultimately become an innovation complex…
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1,000+ Jobs, $150-Million Development Coming to RI’s Innovation and Design District

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday that Wexford Science & Technology has secured two anchor tenants for its Innovation Center, a $150-million, commercial development in the Innovation and Design District, also known as the I-195 land. The Innovation Center has secured leases with the Cambridge Innovation Center and Brown University's School of Professional Studies in a project slated to bring more than 1,000 jobs and an additional $100 million in revenues to the state over the next 20 years. "The project is expected to spark innovation, entrepreneurship, and job development in the 195 district, and have a lasting impact on…
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Raimondo’s Outdoor Recreation Council to Release Final Report

PROVIDENCE, - The Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation Council, created by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and composed of government, community and industry leaders, will release its Final Report tomorrow on the state of outdoor recreation in Rhode Island. Raimondo established the Council in January 2016 to develop a strategy to promote and expand the state's outdoor recreation sector. The final report describes an over-arching strategy to celebrate the Ocean State's natural assets and key recommendations for actions that will further promote and grow the sector. First Gentleman Andy Moffit, who chairs the Council, will emcee the event. He will be joined…
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Raimondo to Participate in CS4RI Summit 2016

Over 1,500 students, faculty, and business leaders from across the state coming together to continue to advance computer science learning in RI PROVIDENCE, - Building off last week's visit from Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. to Rhode Island highlighting our state's leadership on computer science, the Governor will deliver remarks at the CS4RI Summit hosted by the RI Office of Innovation. Earlier this year, Raimondo launched CS4RI, positioning the state to lead with one of the most comprehensive computer sciences initiatives in the country. Rhode Island is on track to put computer science in every public school by…
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Raimondo Discusses Deal to Bring Shovels, Cranes and Thousands of Jobs to 195 Innovation District

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will join representatives from Wexford Science & Technology, Cambridge Innovation Center, Brown University, and Mayor Jorge Elorza on Tuesday, December 13 at 10:00 at Brown University's Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics offices. They will discuss Wexford's agreement with the state and anchor tenants Cambridge Innovation Center and Brown University to build an Innovation Center and hotel on Providence's I-195 land.
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $7.2 Million in Municipal Park and Recreation Grants

Funding Will Help 24 Communities Develop Parks and Outdoor Recreation Space BOSTON - December 12, 2016 - The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $7,259,512 in grant funding for park and recreation improvements in 24 Massachusetts communities. The grants, administered through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs' (EEA) Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant program, will be used to help municipalities acquire, develop, or renovate land for park and outdoor recreation purposes. "The PARC program continues to play a vital role in protecting and improving the Commonwealth's parkland by helping municipalities fund the acquisition of new parkland, as…
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