Raimondo makes staff changes as she prepares to depart for Washington

Updated at 12:31 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2021.

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signs an executive order on Monday authorizing Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee to oversee and manage the fiscal year 2022 state budget. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
GINA M. RAIMONDO has resigned as governor, after easily winning confirmation by the U.S. Senate as the 40th secretary of commerce. Daniel J. McKee, standing. was quickly sworn in on Tuesday as the state's new governor. Above, Raimondo signs an executive order on Monday authorizing McKee, then lieutenant governor, to oversee and manage the fiscal 2022 state budget. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made staff changes at three pivotal state departments in consultation with Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee, the governor announced Monday evening. The staff changes come as Raimondo  prepares to depart for Washington for the position of U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Raimondo's confirmation vote is pending in the U.S. Senate,…

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