Latest Gina Raimondo News

Governor signs executive order to reduce plastic pollution

Jul. 16, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed an executive order aimed at reducing plastic pollution. The Democratic signed the order Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. The "tackling plastics" order establishes a task force to recommend the best ways to avoid...

Parking will be free at state beaches on Governor's Bay Day

Jul. 15, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Parking at all Rhode Island state beaches will be free for the annual Governor's Bay Day. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday setting Sunday, July 29 as the 30th Governor's Bay Day celebration. In addition to free parking at all state beaches, people are...

Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

Jul. 14, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent Services to help connect...

Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

Jul. 14, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent Services to help connect residents with...

Firm fined over donation to Raimondo's campaign for governor

Jul. 12, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A California-based private equity firm has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to federal regulators over allegations that it made an improper contribution to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo's campaign. The settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission centers on a $1,000...

Raimondo orders union employees' information be safeguarded

Jul. 11, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has ordered the Rhode Island Department of Administration to protect the private contact information of state employees following a Supreme Court decision on union funding. The Providence Journal reports Raimondo asked Director Michael DiBiase to keep home...

National trucking industry group sues over new tolls

Jul. 10, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A national trucking industry group is fighting Rhode Island over new tolls, arguing that large commercial tractors are being unfairly targeted. The lawsuit was filed in Providence federal court Tuesday by Virginia-based American Trucking Associations and claims Rhode Island...

Record number of women run for office in Rhode Island

Jul. 9, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Women in Rhode Island spurred by the election of President Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement are running for office in record numbers. The Providence Journal reports that 29 percent of the candidates who declared for statewide office, Congress or the General Assembly at the end...

Rhode Island bans electronic cigarettes and vaping at work

Jul. 6, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Electronic cigarettes and vaping are now banned at Rhode Island workplaces. A new law, recently signed by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, took effect this week. It adds the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and similar products designed for electronic, vapor or aerosol...

Rhode Island governor clears her desk of pending legislation

Jul. 6, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed bills that bar minors from using tanning facilities, eradicate substandard airbags, and protect animals. The Democratic governor has now cleared her desk of all pending legislation. The Senate president had called for tightening regulatory controls on...