Raimondo, Labor Leaders Discuss Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Erin Lynch Prata, Secretary-Treasurer of RI AFL-CIO Maureen Martin and Secretary-Treasurer of United Food and Commercial Local Domenic Pontarelli today held a roundtable discussion about the Governor's proposal to raise the minimum wage from $ to $ per hour. They were joined by local union workers, all of whom have previously worked at minimum wage. "Rhode Island workers deserve a raise. No one working full time should live in poverty--a fair minimum wage should serve as a ticket to the middle class for every hardworking Rhode Islander," said Governor Raimondo. This is the…
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Raimondo, New England Board of Higher Ed to Announce Employability Commission

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will join the New England Board of Higher Education to host the first meeting of a new regional Commission on Higher Education and Employability, designed to work with the private sector to improve the career readiness of New England college and university graduates. New England is world-renowned for its high-quality colleges and universities, but employers remain concerned about a growing need for qualified, skilled workers, particularly in technology-intensive and growth-oriented industries. Raimondo will serve as the chair of the Commission.
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Raimondo, Elorza Celebrate A.T. Cross Expansion in Providence

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the relocation and expansion of Cross. The famed pen manufacturer will expand operations, add jobs, and open a new storefront in the new Providence location, which would not have been possible without incentives from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. "Growing businesses, especially ones with such deep and storied history in our state, is essential to Rhode Island's comeback," said Governor Gina Raimondo. "Our tools are working - we're ending the year on a roll, and we're not going to take our foot…
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Raimondo, Rhode Island Officials Celebrate A.T. Cross Expansion in Providence

Legendary Rhode Island-Based Company Relocates and Expands in Providence, Opens New Storefront at 299 Promenade Street PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo tomorrow will join state and local officials to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new Cross storefront in Providence. The famed pen manufacturer will expand operations, add jobs, and open this new storefront thanks to incentives and tax credits approved by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation earlier this year. "Growing businesses, especially ones with such deep and storied history in our state, is essential to Rhode Island's comeback," said Governor Gina Raimondo. "Our tools are working -…
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Raimondo, Roberts to Announce Reinventing Medicaid 2.0 Healthcare Transformation

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts will announce the next step in Rhode Island's healthcare system transformation efforts that will increase access to quality, affordable care and build healthier communities. As a part of Reinventing Medicaid - Health System Transformation, Rhode Island will: * Improve health outcomes for the one in four Rhode Islanders enrolled in Medicaid. * Leverage millions of dollars of additional federal funds to continue transforming Rhode Island's healthcare system. * Focus on better coordination of care through our managed care organizations and new provider partnerships. * Ensure Rhode…
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Raimondo, Director of Veterans Affairs to Salute Veterans

BRISTOL, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will join the Bristol Veterans Council to co-host the state's official Veterans Day ceremony at the RI Veterans Home on Friday, November 11 at 11:30 She will be joined by members of the Congressional delegation, Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim Yarn, and other dignitaries to salute the service and sacrifice Rhode Island's veterans.
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Education

Raimondo, Reed, Whitehouse, Langevin Help Open New Career-Focused Training Programs

PODCAST LPR NEWS Warwick - Senators Jack Reed joined, Governor Gina Raimondo Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin, state and community leaders at the grand opening of the new Marine Trades, Shipfitting and Welding Program at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center (WACTC). The new training being offered will build on the Warwick Marine Trades Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and will provide additional occupation-specific training to help students transition from school to career and/or post-secondary education. The event will also showcase five new, state-of-the-art welding booths paid for with local, state, and federal funds to help students…
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Community

Raimondo, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Announce Launch The Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative

News Press Conference Governor Gina M. Raimondo Peter T. Gaynor Director of RIEMA Peter Woodberry, Dean of Business, Science & Technology CCRI PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), the Rhode Island National Guard (RING), and the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), officially launched the Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative on Friday morning. The Cyber Range will provide a unique, hands-on testing environment and educational setting with a virtual platform for cyber security modeling, simulation,…
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Education

Raimondo, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Announce Official Launch of The Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), the Rhode Island National Guard (RING), and the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), will officially launch the Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative on Friday. The Cyber Range will provide a unique, hands-on testing environment and educational setting with a virtual platform for cyber security modeling, simulation, and job training for future cyber professionals. Participants will be able to recreate their network in a controlled environment and test, evaluate…
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Community

Raimondo, Kick off 10,000 Small Businesses Program of Goldman Sachs

WARWICK, – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and CCRI College President Dr. Meghan Hughes kick off the orientation of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Rhode Island. As part of the initiative’s first ever statewide launch, small business owners will have access to a no-cost practical business education and business support services, and increased access to lending capital.
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