Minority Leader Patricia Morgan Travels to Thailand to Help Women Candidates International Republican Institute Seeks to Strengthen Developing Democracies

STATE HOUSE -- House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan (R-District 26, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick), recently returned from a trip to Bangkok, Thailand, where she helped train women who are interested in running for Parliament. Representative Morgan taught sessions on policy development in conjunction with the International Republican Institute. "I have been a volunteer with IRI and their Women's Democracy Network for over 12 years," explained Representative Morgan. "The goal of this training was to help and encourage woman in developing democracies to run for elective office and participate in strengthening democratic governance in their countries. As it is here at…
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As Raimondo Stumps for Free College, U.S. News Ranks Rhode Island No. 8 in America for College Readiness

College Board Ranks Rhode Island in Top Five for AP Improvement; Rhode Island High School Graduation Rates Increase PROVIDENCE, RI - As Governor Gina M. Raimondo pushes to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to guarantee every student two years of free college tuition, News & World Report has released its inaugural 'Best States' rankings which show Rhode Island is among the top 10 states for college readiness. The new ranking comes a week after the College Board released data that shows Rhode Island ranks among the top five fastest improving states for Advanced Placement performance. Additionally,…
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Lunch with Langevin in West Warwick

Quarterly Event Open to Constituents WARWICK, - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) will host one of his quarterly Lunch with Langevin events on Saturday, March 11, at noon at the Cowesett Inn in West Warwick. This is Langevin's 10th Lunch with Langevin, having previously visited Coventry, Narragansett, Scituate, Providence, Westerly, Burrillville, Cranston, North Kingstown, and Warwick. Lunch with Langevin is a public forum that enables constituents of the Second District to meet one-on-one with Langevin to ask questions or share their concerns on any issues they wish to discuss. Constituent caseworkers are also on hand to provide constituents with additional resources…
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RI State Police Hires Law Enforcement Expert to Review Agency and Recommend Strategies to Improve Recruitment and Training

The Rhode Island State Police has hired a nationally recognized law enforcement expert to assess the agency’s policies and procedures and recommend strategies to improve recruitment, training and administrative actions. Colonel Ann Assumpico proposed the review last fall, when she was first appointed Superintendent of State Police to help identify improvements particularly with regards to attracting, training and retaining a racially and gender-diverse department. Colonel Assumpico noted that the Rhode Island State Police already meets the rigorous professional standards required for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). However, law enforcement agencies across the country are…
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Governor Raimondo Visits Tolman High School

PAWTUCKET, RI - Tuesday, Mayor Donald Grebien and Superintendent Patricia DiCenso welcomed Governor Gina Raimondo to Tolman High School to address students on the importance of postsecondary education and training, including the State's efforts to provide training programs and college scholarships for Rhode Island students. "As an urban community, we continue to make strategic investments in our schools to ensure that our students are prepared for life after high school," said Mayor Grebien. "The Rhode Island Promise Scholarship will create a seamless pathway for students and position our economy for the future. I thank the Governor and the General Assembly…
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Solicite $80.000 en becas universitarias de la Fundación Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – Los estudiantes de último año de secundaria tienen hasta el 16 de febrero para solicitar becas universitarias de hasta $ de la Fundación Rhode Island. A través de la Beca Roger Williams, se ayuda a los estudiantes de Rhode Island que aprecian y adoptan los valores y el legado de Roger Williams para que puedan continuar estudiando en la universidad. “Este programa de becas anuales fue diseñado para inspirar a los estudiantes y sus padres a tener grandes aspiraciones para el futuro y a valorar el rol de la educación,” dijo Jessica David, la vice presidenta principal…
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Governor Visits Central Falls High School to Discuss Free College Proposal

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will visit Central Falls High School Wednesday to talk with students about the Rhode Island's Promise free college proposal. Central Falls Mayor James Diossa will join the Governor. Raimondo's plan guarantees two years of free college for Rhode Island students at the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode Island, beginning with high school seniors who will graduate this spring. For more information about the Governor's proposal, visit
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Hundreds attend swearing-in ceremony for Colonel Ann Assumpico

PROVIDENCE, RI – (January 30, 2017) Colonel Ann C. Assumpico today was officially sworn in by Governor Gina M. Raimondo as the 13th Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police in a formal ceremony attended by hundreds of law enforcement officers, state and local officials and other well-wishers from throughout New England. She has been serving as Superintendent of State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety since Nov. 3, 2016, when she was appointed by Governor Raimondo to replace outgoing Colonel Steven O’Donnell, who retired from the post last fall. “Colonel Assumpico has come up…
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250 Providence High School Students Receive Free Mobile Devices and Wireless Service as Part of the Sprint 1Million Project

Press Conference Providence is one of 11 pilot markets to test program helping to close the "Homework Gap" PROVIDENCE, RI - JANUARY 27, 2017 - Providence Public School District (PPSD) students will have a new way to keep up with their school work from home. As part of the Sprint (NYSE:S) 1Million Project, 250 Providence Public high school students will receive a free mobile device and free wireless connectivity as the pilot program kicks off at Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School today. Mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza, PPSD Superintendent Christopher N. Maher and local Sprint executives will be on hand…
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Statement from the Governor about the FRA’s plan for a high-speed rail line after meeting with members of the Charlestown Town Council and local legislators

"I appreciated the opportunity to meet today with Charlestown leaders to discuss their concerns about the Federal Railroad Administration's proposed high-speed Northeast Corridor Rail Line. I am very pleased that Providence is included as a major hub of the line, which promises to have a significant positive impact on the state's quality of life and our economy. Increasing connectivity and cutting down travel times to New York and Boston will make it easier for businesses to grow here in Rhode Island. "However, I share the Charlestown community's concerns about quality of life implications, environmental threats and historic preservation, and until…
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