Latest Gina Raimondo News

Raimondo says US cut to refugee program is the wrong policy

Sep. 19, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says slashing the number of refugees the U.S. will accept is the wrong policy. Raimondo said Wednesday that the nation has always been a beacon of hope and a refuge. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week that up to 30,000 refugees will be...

In GOP opponent's city, governor says schools must be fixed

Sep. 19, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo visited her Republican opponent's city on Wednesday to stress the need to fix schools statewide. Raimondo held a press conference across the street from a school that's next to Cranston Mayor Allan Fung's office. Raimondo faces Fung in November. A frozen...

Biden to stump for Rhode Island Democrats

Sep. 18, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Providence to stump for Rhode Island Democrats. State Democratic Party officials say Biden will headline a rally at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event will be free and open to the public. Democrats...

Sign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful removed from noose

Sep. 18, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After harsh criticism, a Rhode Island homeowner on Tuesday removed a campaign sign for the state's Republican gubernatorial nominee that was hanging upside down from a noose in his yard. Homeowner Ray Izzo of Glocester took down the sign after Allan Fung, the GOP candidate for...

The Latest: GOP governor candidate's sign untied from noose

Sep. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home has been returned to...

Bristol post office officially renamed for Army Green Beret

Sep. 17, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds gathered for an official ceremony renaming a U.S. Post Office in Rhode Island after an Army Green Beret who was killed in Afghanistan. Gov. Gina Raimondo and the entire congressional delegation attended the ceremony held Sunday to name the post office in Bristol for 1st Sgt....

Incumbent lieutenant governor holds on to seat in primary

Sep. 17, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's current lieutenant governor has held on to his party's nomination despite an insurgent progressive challenge and losing two big cities. Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee celebrated his Democratic primary victory Wednesday in Pawtucket over J. Aaron Regunberg. The Providence...

Cuomo's game plan for Dems: Get things done, fight Trump

Sep. 14, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year awash with liberal challengers aiming to retire establishment Democrats, Andrew Cuomo was an obvious target. A consummate insider, Cuomo is the son of a governor who ran his father's campaigns and served as a U.S. housing secretary and state attorney general before being elected...

Editorials from around New England

Sep. 14, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT The Day Sept. 12 Former President Barack Obama came off the sidelines Friday to criticize the actions of his successor, President Donald Trump, and to bolster the chances that that his party, the Democrats, will take control of Congress in November. Republicans...

Truck toll revenue continues to exceed expectations

Sep. 14, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says the state's truck toll system is charging more trucks and bringing in more money than expected for the second month in a row. The department said Thursday that the state tolled 200,746 big rigs at two toll locations — more...