State Government Press Releases

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08/14/2014
Providence, RI— Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island's executive agencies, including the Rhode Island Departments of Corrections and Public Safety, will be required to adopt a new policy relative to under what circumstances ICE detainers will be honored. "With this...
07/25/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of Michael Bernstein as Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Education – Council on Post Secondary Education, and Patrick Guida, Esq. as Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Education – Council on Elementary and...
07/23/2014
Providence, RI - Detailed plans of eight key industry sector coalitions to continue confronting the skills mismatches and training gaps that challenge the state's workforce development efforts have gotten the go-ahead, the Governor's Workforce Board of Rhode Island (GWB) announced today. "...
07/21/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), an initiative implemented from within Commerce RI, today announced the six recipients of Rhode Island Collaborative Research Grants. The awards will provide $445,092 in support to...
07/10/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that he will nominate Policy Director Steve Hartford for Director of Administration, to replace Richard Licht who will be sworn in as a Superior Court Judge at the end of August. In addition, Tom Mullaney, Executive Director and Budget...
07/09/2014
State of Rhode Island Automates Employment Application Process. Apply RI allows job seekers of state government jobs to track application; create an online account. Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the State of Rhode Island will "go green" by launching Apply RI,
07/08/2014
Clinic has offered free health care to the uninsured since 1999 Providence, RI – During a ceremony at the State House today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee thanked business leader and philanthropist Ernie Boch Jr. for his gift of $25,000 to the Rhode Island Free Clinic. Boch, President and CEO of...
07/01/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today referred to the 2014 legislative session as the most productive during his tenure. He noted he expects there will be a minimum number of vetoes. Governor Chafee said, "It was a year where my major priorities were successfully addressed. The two top ones...
07/01/2014
Providence, RI— It is the policy of the Governor's Office to grant requests for Dome lightings once they are submitted. Today (July 1) at 11:30 a.m., Governor Lincoln D. Chafee received a request by CM Sgt. John P. Gallo, President of the Rhode Island House Veterans Affairs Advisory Council, to...
06/26/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Director Charles J. Fogarty, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, today to announce the most recent analysis of first quarter 2014 tax data. The data indicated that Rhode Island job growth was greater than originally estimated, with 1,...