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Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee

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About the Governor:

Dan McKee is a lifelong Rhode Islander who proudly serves as the Ocean State's 76th Governor. He began his career in public service on the Town Council in his hometown of Cumberland. After serving for eight years, he was elected Mayor. Following 12 years as Mayor of Cumberland, he left office in 2014 when he was elected Lieutenant Governor. He ascended to the Governor's Office in 2021 and was re-elected to his first full term in office in 2022.

When Dan became Governor in March 2021, it was amidst the most challenging global pandemic in more than a century. Despite that, he delivered one of the nation's best vaccine rollouts, getting shots in arms at rates that were among the very best in the country. His leadership also helped to rebuild Rhode Island's struggling economy, bringing the state's unemployment to its lowest ever on record. As Governor, he continues to focus on the same issues he has cared about his whole career – accessible government, effective fiscal management, a high-quality public education for all students, equity and justice, and economic development centered on small businesses.

LT. GOVERNOR

Elected Lieutenant Governor in 2014, he used the office to stand up for working Rhode Islanders and support small businesses. Together with 26 mayors, Dan sued Big Pharma to hold them accountable for their role in the opiate crisis. He took on the giant electric companies and lowered costs for ratepayers. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Dan organized a grassroots small business movement ensuring millions of dollars in federal C.A.R.E.S. Act funds were allocated to support the small business community.

MAYOR

When Dan took office, Cumberland had a “junk bond” credit rating and its finances were close to being taken over by the state. When he left office, Cumberland had a budget surplus and a AA bond rating. He also turned around two failing elementary schools and fixed a high school that was falling apart. Additionally, Dan created the state's only Mayor's Office for Children, Youth, and Learning, which has supported thousands of Cumberland students.

EARLY CAREER, EDUCATION, AND FAMILY

Born in Cumberland, Dan is the son of James and Helen Willa McKee. His parents taught him the importance of working hard and giving back to the community. In particular, Dan is still inspired by his father's role in starting the local Boys & Girls Club in their town.

Dan graduated from Cumberland High School, where he played basketball and met his wife Susan. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and education from Assumption College. He earned a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He has owned and operated successful small businesses in the Blackstone Valley for three decades.

Dan and Susan have two children, Matthew and Kara. Matthew is married to Laura (Clifford) McKee. Both Matthew and Kara went to public school in Cumberland where they followed in their father's footsteps and starred on the basketball team. For many years, Dan was a youth basketball coach, where he mentored young athletes and won two AAU state championships.

Recent News

McKee Administration Announces Recipients of $3.8 Million in Learn365RI Grants

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today announced the recipients of $3.8 million in Learn365RI grants, marking the program’s second round of funding to support learning beyond the…

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McKee Administration Announces Recipients of $3.8 Million in Learn365RI Grants

PROVIDENCE, RI ?– Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today announced the recipients of $3.8 million in Learn365RI grants, marking the second round of funding for the program to support learning beyond the…

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Governor McKee Announces Round Two of Community Learning Center Grants

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor McKee has announced round two of Rhode Island’s Community Learning Centers Municipal Grant program, awarding a total of $26.9 million planned for Central Falls, Charlestown, Coventry, Exeter, Lincoln, North…

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Governor McKee Announces Second Round of Grants for Community Learning Centers

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor McKee announced the second round of the Rhode Island Community Learning Center Municipal Grant program, awarding a total of $26.9 million planned for Central Falls, Charlestown, Coventry, Exeter, Lincoln, North…

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Statement from the McKee Family on the passing of Willa McKee

PROVIDENCE, RI - June 28, 2024, A statement from the McKee Family on the passing of Willa McKee: “Our mom and grandmother was an extraordinary source of love, joy, kindness, and support to her husband, children, grandchildren and many…

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Governor McKee Acts on Final Bills of Legislative Session

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Wednesday, Governor McKee signed the following bills into law: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 transmittals. Click to view a transmittal message for H7356 Click to view a transmittal message for S2152 Governor McKee also…

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Governor McKee Signs Legislation Supporting Reproductive Health Care, LGBTQ+ Community

WOONSOCKET, RI – During an event at Thundermist Health Center on June 27th, Governor Dan McKee signed three bills into law that support reproductive health care and those who identify as LGBTQ+ in Rhode Island. The new laws now provide legal…

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SPANISH TRANSLATION: Governor McKee signs legislation supporting reproductive health care and the LGBTQ+ community

WOONSOCKET, RI – June 27, 2024 – During an event at Thundermist Health Center today, Governor Dan McKee signed three bills supporting reproductive health care and those who identify as LGBTQ+ in Rhode Island. The new laws now provide…

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Governor McKee Signs Bills Into Law - June 26, 2024

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Tuesday, Governor McKee signed the following bills into law: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 transmittals (Part 1 & Part 2). Governor McKee also transmitted the following bills without signature: Tuesday, June 25, 2024…

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Governor McKee Signs Bills Into Law - June 25, 2024

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Monday, Governor McKee signed the following bills into law: Monday, June 24, 2024 transmittals. Governor McKee also transmitted the following bills without signature: Monday, June 24, 2024 transmittals without…

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Governor McKee and Rhode Island Commerce Announce $4 Million in Awards for Commercial District Improvements

PROVIDENCE, RI — On June 18th, Governor Dan McKee and Secretary of Commerce Liz Tanner announced the recipients of new grant funding under the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s Main Street RI Streetscape Improvement Fund and Site…

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Governor McKee Signs Bills Into Law - June 18, 2024

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Monday, Governor McKee signed the following bills into law: Monday, June 17, 2024 transmittals. Governor McKee also transmitted the following bills without signature: Monday, June 17, 2024 transmittals without signature.…

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Governor McKee Signs Bills Into Law - June 13, 2024

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Wednesday, Governor Dan McKee signed the following bills into law: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 transmittals. Governor McKee also transmitted the following bills without signature: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 transmittals…

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Governor McKee and Federal Officials Celebrate Progress on Revolution Wind and Welcome American-made offshore Wind Service Operations Vessel to Ocean State

PROVIDENCE, RI – Revolution Wind is marking the completed construction of the project’s union-built advanced foundation components, the latest milestone for Rhode Island and Connecticut's first large-scale offshore wind farm and the…

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Governor McKee Signs Safe Storage of Firearms into Law

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee, joined by general officers and gun safety advocates, signed into law the Safe Storage for Firearms legislation (H 7373A/S 2202A) sponsored by Senator Pamela Lauria (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East…

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AttendanceMattersRI: Governor McKee, Commissioner Infante-Green Recognize Weekly Attendance Leaders and Improved Schools (Week of June 3, 2024)

PROVIDENCE, RI – Acknowledging the importance of consistent attendance in education and in alignment with the #AttendanceMatters campaign, Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green are pleased to highlight the top…

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Governor McKee Signs Bills Into Law

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Monday, Governor Dan McKee signed the following bills into law: Monday, June 10, 2024 transmittals. [zk8ngbyab.cc.rs6.net] Governor McKee also transmitted the following bills without signature: Monday, June 10, 2024…

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Governor McKee Signs Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights Reform Legislation Into Law

PROVIDENCE, RI — Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) and bill sponsors Senate President Dominick Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) and Representative…

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Governor McKee, Speaker Shekarchi, Senate President Ruggerio Announce Legislation to Make Rhode Island’s Banking Tax Structure More Competitive

PROVIDENCE, RI — Governor Dan McKee, Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio on June 10th, announced the introduction of legislation to make Rhode Island’s banking tax structure more competitive. The agreement,…

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Rhode Island Selected for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Demonstration Grant

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS), Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), and Department of Children, Youth and…

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AttendanceMattersRI: Governor McKee, Commissioner Infante-Green Recognize Weekly Attendance Leaders and Improved Schools (Week of May 27, 2024)

PROVIDENCE, RI – Acknowledging the importance of consistent attendance in education and in alignment with the #AttendanceMatters campaign, Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green are pleased to highlight the top…

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Governor McKee Nominates Erin Donovan-Boyle to the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced on May 30th, his nomination of Erin Donovan-Boyle to serve on the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board. “Erin brings a wide range of experience in commerce, communications, and policy…

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AttendanceMattersRI: Governor McKee, Commissioner Infante-Green Recognize Weekly Attendance Leaders and Improved Schools (Week of May 20, 2024)

PROVIDENCE, RI – Acknowledging the importance of consistent attendance in education and in alignment with the #AttendanceMatters campaign, Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green are pleased to highlight the top…

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McKee Administration Recognizes Clean Energy Achievements Across Public Sector at 7th Annual Lead by Example Awards

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration has recognized 20 state entities, municipalities, and public schools for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its Seventh Annual Lead by Example Clean Energy Awards ceremony. …

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Governor McKee Nominates Michelle Reddish as First Administrator of the Rhode Island Cannabis Office

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee on May 23rd, announced his nomination of Michelle A. Reddish, MS, MPH as the first administrator of the Rhode Island Cannabis Office. “Michelle’s significant expertise in regulatory compliance,…

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Governor McKee, RI Office of Energy Resources and Dept. of Environmental Management Announce Recipients of RI Agricultural Energy Grants

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have awarded $160,000 in grants to support farmers as they decarbonize their agricultural…

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AttendanceMattersRI: Governor McKee, Commissioner Infante-Green Recognize Weekly Attendance Leaders and Improved Schools (Week of May 13, 2024)

PROVIDENCE, RI – Acknowledging the importance of consistent attendance in education and in alignment with the #AttendanceMatters campaign, Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green are pleased to highlight the top…

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Governor McKee Nominates William Tsonos to the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced on May 21st, his nomination of William Tsonos to serve on the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation board. “William is a proven and seasoned leader in the banking field who brings a depth of…

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Governor McKee Nominates Wayne Salisbury to Lead the Rhode Island Department of Corrections

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced on May 17th, his nomination of Wayne Salisbury, Jr., to serve as Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC). “Wayne’s experience in the Department of Corrections is…

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Governor McKee Nominates Katelyn Medeiros as Rhode Island's Next Child Advocate

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee on May 17th, announced Katelyn Medeiros, Esq., as his nomination for the State of Rhode Island's next Child Advocate. “Katelyn is a proven and passionate leader who has championed the safety and…

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McKee Administration Announces Approval of $102 Million in New Housing Projects Across the State

PROVIDENCE, RI – On May 16th, Governor Dan McKee, the Department of Housing, and RIHousing announced the approval of over $102 million in funding awards for housing construction, preservation, and operating costs in Rhode Island. The awards…

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Governor McKee Names Mindy Penney to I-195 Redevelopment District Commission

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced on May 16th, his nomination of Mindy Penney to serve on the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. “Mindy is a proven innovator and entrepreneur. Her insight and expertise will be…

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AttendanceMattersRI: Governor McKee, Commissioner Infante-Green Recognize Weekly Attendance Leaders and Improved School (Week of May 5, 2024)

PROVIDENCE, RI – Acknowledging the importance of consistent attendance in education and in alignment with the #AttendanceMatters campaign, Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green are pleased to highlight the top…

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Governor McKee, Always Learning Rhode Island Host Partial WaterFire Lighting to Celebrate Learn365RI

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Saturday, May 11th night, Governor Dan McKee and Always Learning Rhode Island, in partnership with the National Governors Association and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), hosted a partial WaterFire basin…

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Governor McKee Nominates Dr. Jerome Larkin to Lead the Rhode Island Department of Health

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee on May 10th, announced his nomination of Dr. Jerome M. Larkin as the next director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). “Dr. Larkin is a proven leader in the medical field and his…

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AttendanceMattersRI: Governor McKee, Commissioner Infante-Green Recognize Weekly Attendance Leaders and Improved Schools (Week of April 29, 2024)

PROVIDENCE, RI – Acknowledging the importance of consistent attendance in education and in alignment with the #AttendanceMatters campaign, Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green are pleased to highlight the top…

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McKee Administration Launches Marketing Campaign Supporting Businesses Impacted by Washington Bridge Reconstruction

PROVIDENCE, RI – Following the completion of the new three-lane traffic pattern on the Washington Bridge last month, Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Commerce announced on May 6th, the launch of a new marketing campaign to support…

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McKee Administration to Pursue Federal Mega Grant to Fund Washington Bridge Construction

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee on May 6th, announced that the State of Rhode Island is pursuing a U.S. Department of Transportation National Infrastructure Project Assistance discretionary grant, also known as a Mega Grant, to fund 60% of…

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Governor McKee, Office of Energy Resources Announce Expansion of Public School Lighting Accelerator Program to All Rhode Island Schools

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the expansion of the Public School Lighting Accelerator Program to all municipalities in Rhode Island. After addressing the needs of…

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AttendanceMattersRI:?Governor McKee,?Commissioner?Infante-Green?Recognize?Weekly Attendance?Leaders (Week of April 22, 2024)

PROVIDENCE, RI – Acknowledging?the importance of consistent attendance?in education?and?in alignment with the #AttendanceMatters campaign, Governor Dan?McKee?and?Commissioner?Angélica?Infante-Green?are pleased to highlight the top…

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The Independent Man Returns

PROVIDENCE, RI – The refurbished statue of the Independent Man is heading back home and will be available for public viewing just in time for Rhode Island Independence Day. “As promised, I want to make sure that Rhode Islanders…

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Governor McKee Announces First Round of Funding for Community Learning Centers

SMITHFIELD, RI – Governor Dan McKee on April 25th, announced the approval of over $28 million in awards for 12 community learning centers funded with federal dollars through the State’s Community Learning Center Municipal Grant program.…

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Governor McKee Submits $1.3 Million Budget Amendment to Support Businesses Impacted by Washington Bridge

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee on April 22nd, filed an amendment to his FY 2025 proposed budget that would provide $1.3 million in assistance to those small businesses most significantly impacted by the Washington Bridge reconstruction.…

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Governor McKee Submits Budget Amendment to Support Housing Stability, Address Homelessness

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee on April 22nd, submitted an amendment to his FY2025 budget proposal to support housing stability and tackle homelessness in Rhode Island. The amendment also proposes the creation of a permanent funding…

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Governor McKee, First Lady Join State and Local Officials for Earth Day Litter Pick-up in Middletown, Recognizing Recipients of Litter-Free Rhode Island Microgrants

PROVIDENCE, RI — On April 22nd, Governor Dan McKee and First Lady Susan McKee joined state and local officials at a litter pick-up in Middletown today to mark Earth Day and celebrate the ongoing efforts through their Litter-Free Rhode Island…

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Governor McKee, State Police Promote Safe Travel Across Washington Bridge

PROVIDENCE, RI – On April 19th, Governor Dan McKee was joined by Senior Deputy Chief of Staff Joseph Almond, Rhode Island State Police (RISP) Superintendent Colonel Darnell Weaver, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director…

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Governor McKee, RIDE Announce Application Period for Nearly $4 Million in Learn365RI Grants

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green on April 18th, announced the application period for the latest round of Learn365RI grants [zk8ngbyab.cc.rs6.net],…

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Governor McKee, Secretary Tanner Announce Jim Bennett as President of Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Liz Tanner On April 11 announced that Jim Bennett has been appointed to serve as the next president and chief operating officer of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.…

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Governor McKee, DEM, CRMC and RIIB Announce Availability of Nearly $4M in Grants for Resilience Projects to Protect Coastal Habitat Shoreline Access on Public Lands

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) are jointly soliciting project proposals for the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and…

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AttendanceMattersRI: Governor McKee, Commissioner Infante-Green Recognize Weekly Attendance Leaders and Improved Schools

PROVIDENCE, RI - Acknowledging the importance of consistent attendance in education and in alignment with the #AttendanceMatters campaign, Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green are pleased to highlight the top elementary,…

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Governor McKee Announces Budget Amendment to Extend Hope Scholarship at Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee today filed a budget amendment to extend Rhode Island College’s (RIC) Hope Scholarship program for an additional two years through July 1, 2030. Proposed by Governor McKee and approved by the General…

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Governor McKee Announces Washington Bridge Legal Team

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee today announced that he has hired top investigative attorney Max Wistow and veteran attorney Jonathan Savage as the outside legal team tasked with seeking financial recovery from any responsible parties related to…

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Governor McKee Nominates Carol O'Donnell to Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board, Reappoints Three Members

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that he has selected Carol O’Donnell as his nominee to serve on the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board. “Carol's 30 plus year career in the construction industry will be a…

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East Greenwich Signs Learn365RI Municipal Compact, Commits to Increasing Out-of-School Learning Opportunities

EAST GREENWICH, RI – Governor Dan McKee and East Greenwich Town Manager Andrew Nota today signed the Learn365RI Municipal Compact. “Investing in education is a direct investment in the future of Rhode Island, and that’s something…

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Governor McKee, Secretary Pryor Announce Budget Proposal to Spur Housing Development, Invest in Solutions and Supports for Municipalities, and Create Housing Opportunities at Every Income Level

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration today announced a package of budget proposals aimed at spurring housing development, creating housing opportunities for vulnerable Rhode Islanders, and supporting cities and towns. These new…

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Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Rhode Island Foundation Award $3.25 Million in Grants to Address Opioid Use

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, the McKee Administration’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Rhode Island Foundation announced $3.25 million in grant funding to 15 nonprofit organizations to address opioid use, treatment and…

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McKee Administration's Executive Office of Health and Human Services Awards Community Organizations $85K in Grants to Support Medicaid Renewals

CRANSTON, RI - The McKee Administration’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) today announced more than $85,000 in mini-grants to 21 community-based organizations to support Medicaid renewals. “We know that about one…

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East Providence Signs Learn365RI Municipal Compact, Commits to Increasing Out-of-School Learning Opportunities

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that East Providence has become the third community to sign the Learn365RI Municipal Compact. Mayor Bob DaSilva signed the compact during a taping of his new local television show and in…

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Governor McKee, Congressional Delegation, Mayor Smiley Mark New Phase of Offshore Wind Construction Hub at ProvPort

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative Seth Magaziner, and Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley today joined Ørsted and Eversource, and other local leaders at the…

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Bristol Signs Learn365RI Municipal Compact, Commits to Increasing Out-of-School Learning Opportunities

BRISTOL, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente today signed the Learn365RI Municipal Compact, making Bristol the second community to commit to helping the state improve student achievement levels by increasing…

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Governor McKee Nominates DHS and DBR Directors

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today sent the following cabinet names for advice and consent to the Rhode Island Senate: Kimberly Merolla-Brito, Director, Department of Human Services “From the moment she ascended to the role of…

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McKee Administration Announces RFP for Phase 1 of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, today released a Request for…

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Governor McKee Nominates An T. Le to Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee today announced that he has selected An T. Le as his nominee to serve on the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation board. “An has dedicated his career to serving the Rhode Island business community,”…

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Governor McKee Announces Selection for DCYF Director

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that he has selected Ashley Deckert as his nominee to serve as the next Director of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Deckert will replace Kevin Aucoin, who has served…

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Governor McKee Update on Access to Mifepristone in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee issued the following update about access to Mifepristone in Rhode Island. “The State of Rhode Island is fortunate to have strong protections in place for reproductive freedom that other states may…

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Governor McKee Statement on the Passing of Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the passing of Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin: "Susan and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin. Born and raised in the…

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Governor McKee Announces Re-Opening of Wavemaker Fellow Program

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Commerce today announced the re-opening of applications for the Wavemaker Fellowship program, a competitive student loan reimbursement program for professionals working in STEM (Science,…

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McKee Administration Update on Exeter Fire

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration today issued the following updates on the ongoing fire in Exeter: Our team is responding to a large fire in Exeter. Right now, we’re asking Rhode Islanders to stay away and not fly drones in…

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McKee Administration Update 2 on Exeter Fire

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration issued the following updates on the ongoing fire in Exeter: The fire is expected to cover 700 acres, and is three to four times the size of the West Greenwich fire that occurred on Wednesday and…

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McKee Administration Update 3 on Exeter Fire

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration issued the following updates on the ongoing fire in Exeter: We have received word from teams on the ground that the Exeter fire is 80 percent contained and as of 8 p.m. all evacuation orders have…

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Governor McKee, Congressional Delegation, RIDOT Break Ground on I-95 Resurfacing Project, Kicking Off 2023 Construction Season

RICHMOND, RI – Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Congressmen David Cicilline and Seth Magaziner, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. and state and local leaders…

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Governor Dan McKee Education Address

Good morning and thank you for being here. As many of you know, the Boys & Girls Club is a special place for me – my dad and his friends founded the club in our hometown of Cumberland, and I spent many years there as a member and later as…

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What They're Saying About Governor McKee's Learn365RI Initiative

“Every day is a new chance for our children to learn and grow, and the Learn 365 RI model will help families seize that opportunity,” said Lt. Governor Sabina Matos. “I encourage all of Rhode Island’s local leaders to join…

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McKee Administration Announces Launch of Program That Will Award $3M to Support Minority Business Enterprises in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today the launch of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Rhode Island Minority Business Accelerator Program’s Intermediary-Based Initiative that will provide approximately…

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Governor McKee, RIDOT, Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, Municipal Leaders Highlight Proposed #RIReady Municipal Road Fund Program

NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., North Providence Mayor and Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns President Charles Lombardi,…

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Governor McKee, Congressman Langevin, President Warner Announce Proposal for Institute for Cybersecurity And Emerging Technologies at Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Congressman James Langevin, Rhode Island College (RIC) President Jack Warner, and state and local leaders today announced a proposal to create the new Institute for Cybersecurity…

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Governor McKee Announces Budget Amendment for Hope Scholarship at Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today filed a budget amendment to his FY 24 budget proposal to fund the Hope Scholarship at Rhode Island College (RIC). The Hope Scholarship would provide last-dollar tuition support to RIC in-state students…

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Governor McKee Highlights Ongoing Infrastructure Upgrades at Quonset's Port of Davisville

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined by General Treasurer James A. Diossa and Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) Managing Director Steven King, P.E. to tour ongoing construction of infrastructure upgrades at the Port of…

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Governor McKee, State Leaders, RIHousing Present Keys to New Homeowners

WEST WARWICK, RI – Joined by state and local leaders, Governor Dan McKee, Secretary of Housing Stefan Pryor, and RIHousing Executive Director Carol Ventura presented keys to new homeowners in West Warwick in honor of the first 100 closings…

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Pristine, 84-Acre Swath of Cumberland Watershed is 200th Local Open Space Priority Acquisition in State History

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Town of Cumberland, and the Cumberland Land Trust today are announcing the protection of a pristine, 84-acre swath of forested land including…

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Governor McKee, RIAC, Elected Officials Cut Ribbon for Breeze Airlines New Base of Operations at T.F. Green International Airport

WARWICK, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined today by Breeze Airways Chief Operations Officer Mike Wuerger, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, and state and local officials to celebrate Breeze Airways’…

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Governor McKee, RIDE Announce $4 Million in Funds for District and Community-Based Organization Programming

WARWICK, RI – Today Governor Dan McKee, Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Mayor Frank Picozzi, Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Superintendent Lynn Dambruch, Oakland Beach Elementary School Principal Paul Heatherton, Boys & Girls…

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Governor McKee, Senator Reed Announce $20 Million of Federal and State Energy Efficiency Funding for the Public School Energy Equity Program

WEST WARWICK, RI – Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) today announced an additional $10 million in funding for the Public School Energy Equity Program, which will be used to make…

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McKee Administration Announces Application for Technical Assistance Vendors

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced the opening of the first phase of applications for the RI Rebounds Technical Assistance Program, managed by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and implemented by Skills for Rhode Island’s…

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McKee Administration, Community Partners Roll Out Plan for Restarting State Medicaid Renewals

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Rhode Island state leaders, and community partners gathered today at the Providence Community Health Center to provide an overview of Rhode Island’s plan, per federal requirements, for the state to…

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McKee Administration Provides Key Updates Related to Upcoming Winter Storm

PROVIDENCE, RI – As Rhode Island prepares for a potential high-impact, long-duration winter storm forecast to impact the area over the next two days, the McKee Administration is providing key updates and tips reminding Rhode Islanders how to…

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Governor McKee, RIDE Highlight #RIReady Budget Investments for Davies Career and Technical High School

LINCOLN, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Rhode Island Department of Education Deputy Commissioner of Instructional Programs Lisa Odom-Villella, RIDE Chief Operating Officer Mario Carreño, Davies Career and Technical Director Mary Watkins, and…

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State and City Leaders Issue Statement on First Student And Teamsters Negotiations

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Providence Mayor Brett Smiley, Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Providence Public School District Superintendent Javier Montañez, School Board President Erlin Rogel today issued the…

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Governor McKee, Lt. Governor Matos, RIDE Highlight Multilingual Learner Investments in #RIReady Budget Proposal

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Woonsocket Superintendent Patrick McGee, Latino Policy Institute Director Marcela Betancur, RI Kids Count Executive Director Paige…

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Governor McKee Hosts Biotech Panel to Highlight Life Sciences Investments in #RIReady Budget

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Monday morning, Governor Dan McKee, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi, and Commerce Secretary Liz Tanner heard from a panel of local biotechnology leaders who highlighted the impact of the proposed investments in life sciences in…

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McKee Administration Provides Key Updates Related to Upcoming Winter Storm

PROVIDENCE, RI – As Rhode Island prepares for the first significant winter storm of the season, the McKee Administration is providing key updates and tips reminding Rhode Islanders how to stay safe. A winter storm warning is in effect from…

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Governor McKee, White House Highlight $61.7 Million Awarded to Rhode Island Under Biden Administration’s State Small Business Credit Initiative

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today joined the Biden Administration for a virtual event to highlight the historic award of $61.7 million to Rhode Island under the Biden Administration’s State Small Business Credit Initiative…

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Governor McKee Statement on 20th Anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement today to mark the 20th anniversary of the Station nightclub fire: “February 20th will forever be a tragic and difficult day in Rhode Island's history. Today, we mourn…

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Governor McKee, DEM, Legislators Announce Commitment to Grant Program Helping Grow Agricultural, Seafood Businesses

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, and the Rhode Island General Assembly pledged their support to continue funding the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA), an important catalyst in strengthening the…

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Governor McKee Nominates Collin Geiselman for Rhode Island Public Defender

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced today that he has nominated Collin Geiselman to be the Rhode Island Public Defender. Geiselman has served as the Assistant Public Defender since 2003, as well as Chief of the Trial Division since…

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McKee Administration Deploys Additional Resources for 24-hour Warming Stations and Overnight Shelters to Assist People Experiencing Homelessness

PROVIDENCE, RI – The RI Department of Housing in partnership with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) on February 10th issued a memorandum to pre-existing Consolidated Homeless Fund (CHF) vendors requesting letters of…

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Governor McKee Directs Rhode Island Flags Lowered

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee has directed Rhode Island state flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment in memory of Command Sergeant…

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Governor McKee Nominates Six Judicial Candidates to the Bench

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced six judicial nominations to fill vacancies on the Superior Court, District Court, and Workers’ Compensation Court. “It is an honor to appoint these six judges who will play a…

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Governor McKee, RI DCYF and St. Mary's Home for Children Announce Agreement for an Expanded Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) and St. Mary’s Home for Children have entered into an agreement for an expanded Psychiatric Residential…

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Governor McKee Launches New Round of Site Readiness, Main Street Grant Programs to Spur Local Economic Development

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced today the launch of a new round of grant programs administered by Rhode Island Commerce – Site Readiness and the Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Fund. “As a former…

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McKee Administration Announces Second RI DHS Providence Office to be Located at 125 Holden St.

CRANSTON, RI – The McKee Administration announced today that with the approval of the State Properties Committee, it has entered a lease agreement for Department of Human Services (DHS) office space located at 125 Holden St., in Providence.…

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DHS Launches ARPA Funded Elderly and Disabled Simplified Application Project

CRANSTON, RI – The RI Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched the Elderly and Disabled Simplified Application Project (ESAP), an initiative intended to help ease the application process for older adults and disabled individuals seeking…

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Governor McKee Statement on State of the Union Address

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement in response to President Joseph R. Biden’s State of the Union Address: “In his address tonight, President Biden outlined the historic progress that his…

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McKee Administration Officially Opens New Emergency Shelter in Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI – In a continuing effort to address chronic street homelessness in Rhode Island, the McKee Administration today announced the official opening of a new shelter facility in Providence. The facility on Hartford Avenue began…

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Governor McKee Hosts Student Roundtable to Highlight Higher Education Investments in #RIReady Budget

WARWICK, RI – On Monday morning, Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Rhode Island Commissioner of Postsecondary Education Shannon Gilkey, Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan Hughes, and education leaders heard from a…

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Governor McKee, BHDDH Announce Next Steps for New Eleanor Slater Hospital Facility

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration today shared new details on its plan to invest more than $100 million for enhancements to the Eleanor Slater Hospital campus in Burrillville. The new facility will broaden Eleanor Slater…

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Rhode Island's Preparations for 48-Hour Cold Snap

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration is reminding Rhode Islanders of the resources and health guidance available to help keep residents safe during the extreme cold temperatures forecasted for Friday and Saturday. The Rhode Island…

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In Advance of Extreme Cold, McKee Administration Reminds Rhode Islanders to Take Health Precautions

In advance of the extreme cold expected this weekend, the McKee Administration is reminding all Rhode Islanders about ways to stay healthy and safe. According to the National Weather Service, Rhode Island will experience temperatures and wind…

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Governor McKee, State Officials Announce RIDOT as First State Agency to Reach 100 Percent LED Conversion

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today that RIDOT is the first Rhode Island state agency to fully convert its lighting…

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Governor McKee, Commerce Corporation Approve Innovation Vouchers and Network Matching Grants to Help Fund RandD and Business Development

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Board of Directors for Rhode Island Commerce last night approved five Innovation Vouchers and five Innovation Network Matching Grants. With these awards, there have now been 110 Innovation Voucher…

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Governor McKee, General Officers, State Legislators, Gun Safety Advocates Highlight Introduction of Assault Weapons Ban Bill

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, General Treasurer James A. Diossa, bill sponsors Representative Jason Knight and Senator Joshua…

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Governor McKee, EOHHS Announce Medical Respite Care Pilot

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) announced today the launch of a pilot program aimed at addressing the needs of Rhode Islanders who are experiencing housing…

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Governor McKee Continues #RIReady Budget Tour by Highlighting Proposed Investments in Pre-K

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – Governor Dan McKee on Thursday morning continued his #RIReady Budget Tour at The Children’s Workshop, an early education child care facility in Central Falls, where he outlined the proposed investments in Pre-K in his…

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Governor McKee Announces Launch of Statewide Program to Help First-time Homebuyers

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced the launch of the new RI Statewide Down payment assistance grant, that aims to create more homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers. The program addresses significant financial…

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Governor McKee Kicks Off #RIReady Budget Tour at East Providence Small Business

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – Joined by state and local leaders, Governor Dan McKee on Tuesday morning kicked off his #RIReady Budget Tour at Feast & Fettle, a small business in East Providence that has grown exponentially thanks in part to the…

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Governor McKee, Federal, State, and Local Partners Mark Opening of New Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen David Cicilline and Seth Magaziner, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region 1 Administrator Peter Butler,…

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Governor McKee Names Marc Crisafulli as Chair of the I-195 Commission

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today named Marc Crisafulli as Chair of the I-195 Commission. “Marc Crisafulli understands economic development and has been a leader in Rhode Island’s business community for decades,”…

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Statement from the Office of Governor Dan McKee

PROVIDENCE, RI – Andrea Palagi, Communications Director to Governor Dan McKee, today issued the following statement: “Today, Governor Dan McKee transmitted his FY24 budget proposal to the General Assembly. At his direction, the budget…

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Governor McKee Files FY24 "RI Ready" Budget

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today submitted his FY24 “RI Ready” budget to the General Assembly, putting forth key investments to ensure Rhode Island is ready to build on the state’s momentum. The Governor’s…

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Governor McKee Deploying New Leadership Team for the State's Department of Housing

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that he is deploying a new leadership team for the state’s Department of Housing. The Governor has asked Stefan Pryor to serve as Rhode Island’s Secretary of Housing and will be…

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Governor Daniel J. McKee's 2023 State of the State Address

Mister Speaker, Mister President, distinguished members of the Assembly, members of our Congressional Delegation, General Officers, Chief Justice and members of the Judiciary, municipal leaders, members of my cabinet and Rhode Islanders watching at…

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Governor McKee Rolls Out $100M Tax Relief Plan in State of the State Address

PROVIDENCE, RI – In his State of the State Address tonight, Governor Dan McKee rolled out a nearly $100 million tax relief plan to support Rhode Island families and businesses as part of his FY24 budget proposal. “Rhode Island families…

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Governor McKee Announces Nationwide RFP for New, Innovative Downtown Transit Center

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced today that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will be launching a Request for Proposals on January 17, 2023, for the joint development of a new, modern Transit Center [r20.rs6.net]…

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Governor McKee Sends Cabinet Names to Senate for Advice and Consent

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today sent the following cabinet names for advice and consent to the Rhode Island Senate: Peter Alviti Jr., Director, Rhode Island Department of Transportation Peter Alviti joined RIDOT in 2015 and…

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McKee Administration Announces Expanded Shelter Capacity at 662 Hartford Avenue; Crossroads Rhode Island Selected as Provider

PROVIDENCE, RI – In a continuing effort to address chronic street homelessness in Rhode Island, the McKee Administration today announced expanded capacity at the forthcoming shelter space located at 662 Hartford Avenue in Providence. The…

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Governor McKee, RIDOT Announce January 23 Opening Date for Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) today announced the January 23 opening date for the…

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McKee Administration Announces $4M Early Childhood Planning Grant from the Federal Administration for Children and Families

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration today announced that Rhode Island has been awarded a one-year, $4 million Preschool Development Birth Through Age Five Planning Grant (PDG B-5) from the federal Administration for Children and Families…

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McKee Administration Receives $7.2 Million Federal Grant for RIDE to Expand Mental Health Awareness and Support Programs

PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration today announced that the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has been awarded a four year, $7.2 million Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) grant to expand youth…

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Statement from Governor McKee on the Passing of Former Governor Lincoln Almond

PROVIDENCE, RI – Upon learning of the passing of former Governor Lincoln Almond, Governor McKee released the following statement: "Susan and I are saddened to learn of the passing of former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Almond. The first…

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Governor Dan McKee's Inaugural Address

My fellow Rhode Islanders, it is a great honor to address you today as I begin my first full term as Governor of a state I love. As you might have seen in my television commercials this past year – family is very important to me. And…

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McKee Administration to Release Request for Qualifications for State's Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, the McKee Administration's Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced that is is releasing an RFQ (Request For Qualifications) for the state’s non-emergency medical transportation program. The RFP…

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Governor McKee Wishes Rhode Islanders a Merry Christmas

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a merry Christmas: “The Christmas season is one of the most joyous times of year, when families, friends, and loved ones across Rhode…

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McKee Administration Announces RFP for $2.5M Ventilation Initiative

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced a request for proposals for the state’s newest RI Rebounds program, the Ventilation Initiative will be run through the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. The program will select intermediary…

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McKee Administration Gives Preliminary Approval for Amos House to Operate Cranston Street Armory Warming Station

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that Amos House has received approval to operate the Cranston Street Armory Warming Station. “Amos House has been a strong, dedicated partner and we look forward to working with them…

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Governor McKee Announces Additional $1.5M in Direct Electricity Rate Relief to Approximately 39,000 Customers This Winter

Total RGGI funding support rises to $6.8M for winter electricity bills among most vulnerable Rhode Islanders; $50 million for all ratepayers; and $43.5 million in past due bill forgiveness to vulnerable households PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor…

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Governor McKee Activates National Guard to Provide Temporary Operational Support for Cranston Street Armory Warming Station

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee has authorized Major General Christopher Callahan to order up to 50 Rhode Island National Guard (RING) members to temporarily assist with the operation of the Cranston Street Armory Warming Station for Rhode…

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Governor McKee Wishes Rhode Islanders a Happy Thanksgiving

Governor McKee Wishes Rhode Islanders a Happy Thanksgiving PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a Happy Thanksgiving: “This Thanksgiving, Rhode Islanders across our 39…

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To Strengthen the Workforce, RIDE Partners with 19 High Quality Adult Education Providers for FY23-FY27 Grant Cycle

To Strengthen the Workforce, RIDE Partners with 19 High Quality Adult Education Providers for FY23-FY27 Grant Cycle PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and the Rhode Island Department of…

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McKee Administration Announces $1.4M to Fund Over 75 Additional Beds for Emergency Shelter

McKee Administration Announces $1.4M to Fund Over 75 Additional Beds for Emergency Shelter PROVIDENCE, RI – The McKee Administration today announced it has awarded $1.4 million to fund an additional 77 new emergency shelter beds. This…

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Rhode Island Set to Commence Adult Use Marijuana Sales on December 1

Rhode Island Set to Commence Adult Use Marijuana Sales on December 1 PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation’s Office of Cannabis Regulation announced this morning that five licensed…

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Governor McKee Issues Statement in Recognition of Veterans Day

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement today in recognition of Veterans Day: “Today is an important day for all Rhode Islanders to truly recognize the meaning of Veterans Day. Rhode Island’s…

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Governor McKee Leads Veterans Day Ceremony

BRISTOL, RI – In a heartfelt ceremony on Friday, Governor Dan McKee led the state’s official Veterans Day proceedings to honor those who have served in the nation’s military. Held at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, over 100…

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RI Seafood Launches New Website Tools and "Fishline" App to Help Local Consumers Find Fresh, Local Seafood

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative has launched a mobile app and a redesigned website to heighten Rhode Island consumers’ awareness of the value, appeal, and year-round availability of fresh, local Rhode…

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Governor McKee, RIDE Award More Than $347,000 to Seven Districts to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green today announced that the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has awarded more than $347,000 in McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Education for…

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Governor McKee, Rhode Island Leaders Highlight Historic Investments in 21st Century Schools Statewide

State Progress Report on Providence Public Schools Improvements Released; Request for Proposal will Launch for Next School Facility Assessment PROVIDENCE, RI – On Nov 1st, Governor Dan McKee was joined by Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos,…

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Governor McKee Announces Over $166 Million in Funding for Affordable Housing Available

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI – Governor Dan McKee today was joined by U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Housing Secretary Josh Saal and RIHousing to announce the availability of more than $166 million in funding to support affordable housing efforts across the…

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Governor McKee Cuts Ribbon on New Development in Providence Innovation and Design District

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today was joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos and members of the I-195 Commission to cut the ribbon on Emblem 125, a new mixed-used development in the Innovation and Design District in Providence. The…

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Governor McKee, Rhode Island Commerce Approve Awards for Small Business Lending Program

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board, chaired by Governor Dan McKee, announced it has unanimously approved a $650,000 allocation to partner lenders through the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP). Launched in…

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HealthSource RI's Open Enrollment Period Begins Tomorrow

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee announced that tomorrow is the first day of Open Enrollment for Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace, HealthSource RI (HSRI). From November 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023, individuals can…

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Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Housing Commit $9.5M to Expand Legal Services Resources for Housing Stability

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Secretary of Housing Secretary Josh Saal announced today that the State has committed $9.5 million in federal funds to expand legal services to support individuals and households…

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Governor McKee Announces $8.5 Million in First Round Awardees from Early Childhood Care and Education Capital Fund

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today was joined by Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Local…

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Governor McKee Announces New License for Rhode Island State Psychiatric Hospital

PROVIDENCE, RI – Fulfilling plans announced one year ago, Governor Dan McKee and Richard Charest, Director of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), gathered today on Howard Avenue in…

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Governor McKee Signs Legislation Protecting Confidentiality of Survivors of Domestic Violence

WARWICK, RI – To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Governor Dan McKee today ceremonially signed legislation which helps protect survivors of domestic violence by keeping their addresses confidential. The bill signing took place at the…

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Governor McKee, Congressional Delegation Kick Off Construction of New State Health Lab, Major Life Sciences Development

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined by Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation, legislative leaders, Brown University, and development partner Ancora L&G to break ground on a 212,000 square foot, 7-story building that will house…

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Governor McKee Announces Update on RI’s Plan to Reach 5,000 RI Pre-K Seats by 2028

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the RI Department of Education (RIDE), RI Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Children’s Cabinet announced the first step of Rhode Island’s plan to reach 5,000 Pre-K by 2028: A series of…

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Governor McKee, Legislative Leaders, DEM Announce $700,000 Program Funding to Support Food and Seafood Businesses

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, leaders of the Rhode Island General Assembly, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announce that $700,000 in Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) programming funding is available to help…

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Grant Applications Open to Provide Businesses with Technical Assistance, Access to Capital, and Flexible Work Space

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation today announced that applications for the Network Matching Grant Program are open through November 30, 2022 at 2PM. The program provides matching grants of at least…

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Governor McKee, RI Office of Energy Resources Announce Erika Niedowski Memorial Electric Bike Rebate Program

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) today announced that a new program, known as the Erika Niedowski Memorial Electric Bike Rebate Program, will open to the public on October 24, 2022.…

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Governor McKee Signs Legislation Providing Injured Police Dogs with Ambulance Transport, EMT Care

EAST GREENWICH, RI – Joined by police dogs and police departments from across New England, as well as bill sponsors and advocates, Governor Dan McKee today ceremonially signed legislation which allows police dogs injured in the line of duty to…

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Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Housing, Amos House Seek to Build on Success of 'Landlord Challenge' Ahead of Winter Months

PROVIDENCE, RI – The statewide “Landlord Challenge” has helped more than 100 Rhode Island households experiencing homelessness or other forms of housing insecurity secure safe, permanent housing since its launch last summer, and…

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Governor McKee, Mayor Elorza, Environmental Leaders Kick Off Campaign for $50 Million Green Bond

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee joined Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Terry Gray, and leaders of Rhode Island’s major environmental advocacy, food security, and cultural…

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $4 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to Establish Business Hub in Providence, Rhode Island

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Skills for Rhode Island’s…

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Governor McKee, Senators Reed and Whitehouse, FHWA and RIDOT Break Ground for the East Bay Bike Path Bridges

BARRINGTON, RI – Governor Dan McKee, United States Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Federal Highway Administrator Carlos C. Machado, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today…

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Governor McKee Statement on Today's Public Utilities Commission Ruling on Electricity Rates

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on today’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruling on the electricity rates, utilization of funds to credit and reduce constituents’ utility bills and suspension…

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Rhode Island Secures Grant for Veteran Suicide Prevention

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that the The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been awarded $750,000 in federal funds to coordinate with the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center (VA), other State…

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Governor McKee and RI Commerce Announce Next Cohort of Wavemaker Fellows

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Commerce today announced the next cohort of the Wavemaker Fellowship program, a competitive student loan reimbursement program for recent graduates working in STEM (Science, Technology,…

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Rhode Island Secures Approval from the Biden Administration for the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Plan

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) today announced that Rhode Island has received approval of its state plan for electric vehicle infrastructure deployment, which the Rhode Island…

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Governor McKee, Lt. Governor Matos, Commissioner Infante-Green Announce $30 Million for Second Round of School Facility Equity Initiative

PROVIDENCE, RI — Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) Interim Commissioner Chris Kearns, and Rhode Island Division of Equity,…

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Governor McKee Statement on Today's Jobs Numbers

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on today’s jobs report, which shows that Rhode Island is maintaining a strong unemployment rate of 2.8 percent – which, while up 0.1 percent from last month, is…

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Governor McKee Directs Flags Lowered

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Biden, has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the passing of Queen…

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Governor McKee Announces $5M to Address Homelessness, Expand Shelter Capacity

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –In an effort to respond to current and projected needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness, Governor Dan McKee today announced the State is committing up to $5 million to expand shelter capacity statewide.…

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Governor McKee, RIDOT Kick Off I-295 Paving Project

LINCOLN, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today kicked off the I-295 paving project, one of the first in RIDOT’s aggressive five-year program to repave Rhode Island’s worst roads.…

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Governor McKee Announces 30-day Public Comment Period for Offshore Wind RFP

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –Governor Dan McKee today announced that a 30-day public comment period for a drafted offshore wind procurement request for proposals is now open through October 7. The State’s primary utility company, Rhode Island…

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Updated COVID-19 Booster Doses to be Available in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – With a new, more comprehensive COVID-19 booster dose now authorized and recommended by federal health officials, these updated booster shots will start to become available in Rhode Island this week and next. “This is a…

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Governor McKee Signs Legislation Requiring Asian American History and Culture be Taught in Rhode Island Schools

PAWTUCKET, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined today by Senator Sandra Cano and Representative Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, and community leaders to ceremonially sign legislation which requires all public elementary and secondary schools in Rhode…

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Governor, DEM Announce Opening of 180-acre Shellfishing Area in Greenwich Bay to Conditionally Approved

PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it is upgrading about 180 acres of shellfishing grounds in the Nausauket area of Greenwich Bay in Warwick from prohibited to conditionally…

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Statement on Governor McKee Testing Positive for Covid-19

Statement on Governor McKee Testing Positive for Covid-19 PROVIDENCE, RI – The following can be attributed to Matt Sheaff, a spokesman for Governor Dan McKee: "Late yesterday evening, Governor McKee tested positive for COVID-19. He only…

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Governor McKee Highlights New Budget, Legislative Investments in Rhode Island's Behavioral Health Care System

Governor McKee Highlights New Budget, Legislative Investments in Rhode Island's Behavioral Health Care System WARWICK, RI – Continuing his #RIMomuntum Tour, Governor Dan McKee was joined today by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi,…

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July Jobs Report: Rhode Island Maintains Lowest Unemployment Rate in Recorded History

July Jobs Report: Rhode Island Maintains Lowest Unemployment Rate in Recorded History PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on today’s jobs report, which shows that Rhode Island is maintaining a strong…

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Governor McKee Signs Legislation to Support Rhode Island Seniors

Governor McKee Signs Legislation to Support Rhode Island Seniors WARWICK, RI – Continuing his #RIMomentum Tour at the Pilgrim Senior Center in Warwick, Governor Dan McKee was joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph…

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Governor McKee, Elected Leaders, RIPTA Unveil Rhode Island's First Electric Bus Fleet

Governor McKee, Elected Leaders, RIPTA Unveil Rhode Island's First Electric Bus Fleet PROVIDENCE, RI – Continuing his #RIMomentum Tour, Governor Dan McKee and members of the State’s Congressional delegation joined the Rhode Island…

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Governor McKee, Pascoag Utility District Announce the Opening of Rhode Island's First Utility Scale Battery Storage System

Governor McKee, Pascoag Utility District Announce the Opening of Rhode Island's First Utility Scale Battery Storage System BURRILLVILLE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Pascoag Utility District (PUD) and the Rhode Island Office of Energy…

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Governor McKee, State and Local Leaders Break Ground on Tidewater Landing

Governor McKee, State and Local Leaders Break Ground on Tidewater Landing PAWTUCKET, RI – Governor Dan McKee, state and local officials joined Fortuitous Partners to break ground today on phase one of Tidewater Landing. Phase one of the…

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Governor McKee Joined by Lt. Governor Matos, U.S. Senator Reed, Speaker Shekarchi Highlights Historic $250 Million Investment in Housing

Governor McKee Joined by Lt. Governor Matos, U.S. Senator Reed, Speaker Shekarchi Highlights Historic $250 Million Investment in Housing WARWICK, RI – Governor Dan McKee, joined Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, House Speaker K.…

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Governor McKee Announces Plan for Direct Rate Relief to Over 39,000 Low-income Customers Electricity Bills This Winter

Governor McKee Announces Plan for Direct Rate Relief to Over 39,000 Low-income Customers Electricity Bills This Winter PAWTUCKET, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today a proposal to use $3.8…

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Governor McKee, DEM Announce Issuance of Immediate Compliance Order at Johnson's Pond Against Soscia Holdings LLC

Governor McKee, DEM Announce Issuance of Immediate Compliance Order at Johnson's Pond Against Soscia Holdings LLC PROVIDENCE, R.I.– The McKee Administration’s Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that it has…

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Statement from Governor McKee on President Biden Signing the Landmark Chips and Science Act

Statement from Governor McKee on President Biden Signing the Landmark Chips and Science Act PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today issued the following statement after President Biden signed the landmark CHIPS and Science Act:…

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Governor McKee Issues Statewide Drought Advisory

Governor McKee Issues Statewide Drought Advisory PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee today has issued a statewide drought advisory, based on the recommendation of federal, state and local experts that make up the state’s…

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EOHHS, Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee Allocate $20 Million to Support Those Impacted by the Overdose Epidemic

EOHHS, Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee Allocate $20 Million to Support Those Impacted by the Overdose Epidemic CRANSTON, RI - The Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee recently met to allocate the State Fiscal Year 2023 (SFY23) opioid…

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Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport to Serve as Breeze Base of Operations

Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport to Serve as Breeze Base of Operations WARWICK, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined today by Breeze Airways President Tom Doxey along with federal, state and local officials, to announce that…

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Governor McKee, State Officials Announce $2.9 Million in Placemaking Grants to Support Outdoor and Public Space Capital Improvement, Event Programming

Governor McKee, State Officials Announce $2.9 Million in Placemaking Grants to Support Outdoor and Public Space Capital Improvement, Event Programming PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor McKee continued his #RIMomentum Tour on Federal Hill joined by…

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Governor McKee, Labor and Higher Ed Officials Join orsted and Eversource to Announce Programs to Train Offshore Wind Workers

Governor McKee, Labor and Higher Ed Officials Join orsted and Eversource to Announce Programs to Train Offshore Wind Workers PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, along with offshore wind joint-venture partners Ørsted and Eversource,…

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Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Health Announce Expansion of Monkeypox Vaccination Campaign

Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Health Announce Expansion of Monkeypox Vaccination Campaign PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)’s Monkeypox Task Force today announced an…

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Governor McKee Announces New Rhode Island Child Tax Rebate

Governor McKee Announces New Rhode Island Child Tax Rebate NEWPORT, RI – Continuing his #RIMomentum Tour, Governor Dan McKee today announced the details of the new Rhode Island Child Tax Rebate, a state tax rebate of $250 per child for a…

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Governor McKee Calls on PUC to Take Specific Action to Provide Relief in Response to Rhode Island Energy's Request for Rate Increase

Governor McKee Calls on PUC to Take Specific Action to Provide Relief in Response to Rhode Island Energy's Request for Rate Increase PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today filed public comment urging the Public Utilities Commission to…

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Statement from Governor McKee on Judge Vogel's Retirement from the Rhode Island Superior Court

Statement from Governor McKee on Judge Vogel's Retirement from the Rhode Island Superior Court PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island Superior Court Associate Justice Netti Vogel today informed Governor Dan McKee that she is retiring from the Court…

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RI and 18 US-Canadian Jurisdictions Release Action Plan Aimed at Rapidly Expanding Electric Truck and Bus Adoption

RI and 18 US-Canadian Jurisdictions Release Action Plan Aimed at Rapidly Expanding Electric Truck and Bus Adoption PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are announcing today…

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Governor McKee Announces High-Efficiency Heat Pump Program

Governor McKee Announces High-Efficiency Heat Pump Program PROVIDENCE, RI – Continuing his #RIMomentum Tour, Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos and the Office of Energy Resources (OER), announced today the…

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Governor McKee Signs Executive Order Announcing July 31 as Governor's Bay Day

Governor McKee Signs Executive Order Announcing July 31 as Governor's Bay Day WARWICK, RI – Governor Dan McKee signed an Executive Order today at Rocky Point Fishing Pier in Warwick establishing Sunday, July 31, as Rhode Island’s…

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Governor McKee Announces Over $11 Million in Grants to 27 Nonprofit Agencies to Address Homelessness in Rhode Island

Governor McKee Announces Over $11 Million in Grants to 27 Nonprofit Agencies to Address Homelessness in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that his Administration is allocating over $11 million in resources…

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Joint Statement from Governor McKee, Mayor Grebien and Brett Johnson of Fortuitous Partners

Joint Statement from Governor McKee, Mayor Grebien and Brett Johnson of Fortuitous Partners PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien, and Brett Johnson of Fortuitous Partners today issued the following…

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