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City of Providence Searching for Perfect Tree

  PROVIDENCE, RI - The City of Providence will host the annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 5th at the Providence Rink in Kennedy Plaza. To complete preparations, the City needs 2 evergreen trees: a 35-foot to 45-foot spruce or fir tree to grace City Hall steps and a 15-foot to 20-foot spruce or fir for the Providence Rink for the Christmas Tree Lighting. The City is asking residents to nominate their own trees that they wish the City to remove from their property. Stanley Tree Service will be generously donating crane service for the trees, as they have in…
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Governor Gina M. Raimondo at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

The 2015 Fortune MPW Summit theme this year  is “Leading with Purpose,” and the agenda will feature one-on one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions and high-level networking. What started as a list 16 years ago has evolved into the world’s most extraordinary leadership community, convening the preeminent women in business—along with select leaders in government, philanthropy, education, and the arts—for wide-ranging and inspiring discussions. Fortune’s Pattie Sellers sits down with Governor Gina Raimondo to discuss her career and time in office.   Governor Gina Raimondo explains the need for honesty in government Patty Sellers -YOU ARE A BIG Hilary Clinton supporter…
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Raimondo Highlights Innovative New Investments in Community Health

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo visited South County Hospital today to highlight innovative new approaches to build healthier communities through local partnerships to prevent chronic diseases, improve birth outcomes, and improve the social and environmental conditions in 11 different regions in Rhode Island. These regions, termed Health Equity Zones, are the result of new partnerships between the Governor's Office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH), and 11 organizations in Rhode Island, including South County Health. Funding supports the development of community collaboratives that include municipal leaders, residents, businesses, transportation…
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Raimondo Visits Rhode Island Free Clinic

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo visits and tour the Rhode Island Free Clinic ("the Clinic"). The Clinic is a nationally-recognized, award-winning free clinic that provides quality healthcare to uninsured adults ages 19-65 who earn less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The Clinic provides that safety net for Rhode Islanders, helping to expand opportunity for some of our most vulnerable community members, and helps build stronger, healthier communities in Rhode Island. "Sparking Rhode Island's comeback and creating good, quality jobs for our citizens is always at the forefront of my mind, and it is equally important that our workforce…
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Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission Report Delivers Plan to Enhance Cybersecurity Efforts Statewide and Nationally

  PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the first Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission ("the Commission") report, making the state one of only a handful to take a leadership role on this critical national security issue. In the first of two expected reports, the Commission provides an assessment of the state's cybersecurity infrastructure with recommendations to enhance the resiliency of government operations within all executive branch agencies. Based on the Commission's recommendations, the state has already begun to strengthen network security by deploying sensors, putting 24/7 monitoring in place, and conducting a real-time threat analysis. "Rhode Island's already existing…
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REMI Study Confirms RhodeWorks Will Add Thousands of Jobs, Boost Rhode Island’s Economy

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jonathan Womer today announced the findings of the RhodeWorks economic impact study conducted by Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI). According to the study: RhodeWorks will increase the State's GDP by $538M; RhodeWorks will increase personal income by $521M; and RhodeWorks will create a net total of 6,487 jobs "Rhode Island cannot afford to sit on the sidelines while our infrastructure continues to deteriorate," said Raimondo. "This study again confirms that RhodeWorks is a smart approach to fix our crumbling infrastructure, create thousands of jobs, and…
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Raimondo Appoints Purcell and Thompson to the New England Board of Higher Education

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has appointed Commissioner James E. Purcell, and Naomi R. Thompson, Esq. to the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). "Education is the ladder to the middle class and here in Rhode Island we need to do everything possible to prepare our young students to compete in the 21st century economy," said Governor Raimondo. "NEBHE provides us with incredible expertise and a forum to share and learn from our neighboring states. I am confident that Commissioner Purcell and Naomi Thompson will do a great job representing Rhode Island and I thank them for their…
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Cicilline Statement on Ex-Im Bank’s Expiration Forcing 500 GE Jobs Overseas

PAWTUCKET – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who has repeatedly urgedCongress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, issued the following statement today after General Electric announced it would move 500 American jobs overseas as a result of Congress allowing the Export-Import Bank’s charter to expire earlier this year: “Yesterday’s announcement that General Electric is moving 500 American jobs overseas is the clearest evidence to date that conservative Republicans are hurting middle class families by refusing to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Over the last eight years, the Ex-Im Bank has provided more than $20 million in insured shipments, guaranteed credit, or disbursed loans for Rhode Island companies. And just last year, it supported…
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Raimondo Supports Job-Training Partnerships

Real Jobs Rhode Island Planning Conference   Helps Employers Build Skilled Workforce   WARWICK, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today emphasized the pivotal role employers play in the state's workforce development actions by supporting Real Jobs Rhode Island grant recipients to develop strong job training plans."Real Jobs Rhode Island is moving at the speed of business by putting employers with open jobs at the center of the action," Governor Raimondo said. "This is a fresh idea that partners with businesses to accomplish our mission of putting people to work in well-paying jobs, while helping people build the skills they need…
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Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance and Service

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has requested that the and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until Monday, September 14 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. "In memory of the countless lives lost on September 11, 2001 and every day since then in the name of democracy and freedom, let's recommit ourselves to making our country, our community and our families stronger and more peaceful," said Raimondo. Raimondo will join the Rhode Island State Police and other dignitaries to mark the 14th…
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