State Government Press Releases

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10/03/2014
Pawtucket, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee hosted a ceremonial signing today at Slater Mill of three bills that will increase local renewable energy while allowing Rhode Island to participate in the development of a clean, secure regional energy system. He was joined by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse,...
09/30/2014
Providence, R.I.- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Division of Planning today to invite the public to review and comment on the draft of the state's Economic Development Plan, a product of the RhodeMap RI initiative. The Economic Development Plan contains goals,...
09/23/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the selection of Cheryl Burrell as the state's first-ever Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity. In this role, Ms. Burrell will lead the state's newly-created executive division entitled the Office of Diversity, Equity,...
09/18/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Director Charles J. Fogarty, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, to announce the approval of the state's fourth non-traditional apprenticeship program — and the second one developed under a program Governor Chafee created and funded in 2013. Established...
09/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the state has received a $650,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to help the state plan for a new mass transit center in Providence. One of 72 projects...
09/16/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the release of the Period Four Regulatory Look Back Report, issued by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Regulatory Reform. "I commend all of our state agencies on their work toward regulatory reform and I want to thank...
09/15/2014
Providence, RI— Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rosemary Booth Gallogly, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, today released the FY 2014 Special Report on Preliminary Revenues. This report provides a detailed look at FY 2014 preliminary revenues as provided in the Controller's...
09/12/2014
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined DEM Director Janet Coit, members of Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation, and local officials to tour the "Hillsdale" property at 156 Hillsdale Road in Richmond. The property consists of primarily woodlands, wetlands and streams, with...
09/11/2014
Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will host Ireland's Taoiseach (pronounced 'T – shock') Enda Kenny and other Irish officials during an afternoon visit to Rhode Island on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Kenny is expected to attend a reception at the State House and...
08/29/2014
Providence R.I. – Five New England Governors, including Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, this week called on the federal Health and Human Services Department "to prevent easily abused and highly addictive painkillers, such as Zohydro ER, from entering the market." In addition the group...