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Gorbea receives Barbara C. Burlingame Distinguished Public Service Award

NELLIE M. GORBEA, Rhode Island’s secretary of state, has received the Barbara C. Burlingame Distinguished Public Service Award from the Northern Rhode Island Chamber...
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea became the first Hispanic elected to statewide office in New England when she was sworn in on Jan. 6, 2015. Reelected for a second term in 2018, she’s worked to modernize the state’s elections infrastructure and make it easier for businesses to navigate state government. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Lead by listening, connecting

Nellie M. Gorbea | Rhode Island secretary of state Successful management can look different across sectors, but there are common ideas to inspire good work....

Gorbea announces launch of new state voter registration system

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has successfully launched its new Central Voting Registration System, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced Dec. 16. The new system,...

Pawtucket company tapped to modernize state’s voter-registration system

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has announced the next step toward a new central voter registration system in Rhode Island. A Pawtucket...

Too many contractors exploit workers

As a state with a lot of competing interests, Rhode Island knows that solving a problem means you’ve got to work together. Today, our...

Gorbea announces $100K for communities to bolster election security

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced May 13 the state will use $100,000 of the $3 million it received in grant...

Gorbea launches online data hub to help R.I. businesses

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has launched the RI Business Data Hub, an interactive resource available to the public on the...
ON HOLD: Pictured is an artist’s rendering of planned permanent headquarters to house the state archives. The $52 million project has been stalled due to a lack of budget funds.
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Lack of funds preventing design and construction of new state archives...

For decades, Rhode Islanders have sought a permanent facility to house, preserve and exhibit the documents collected in the state archives. A July 1924 Providence...

Gorbea honored with 2018 New American Hero Award for election improvements

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea received the 2018 New American Hero Award for her work in improving access to the ballot...

Providence Promise college savings program celebrates milestone

PROVIDENCE – A college savings program for Providence public school students has reached enrollment of 250 students, officials said. The Providence Promise program, administered by...

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