State Government Press Releases

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06/24/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he has appointed Laura A. Pisaturo of Warwick to chair the Rhode Island Parole Board filling the seat vacated by Dr. Kenneth Walker, who resigned effective July 31, 2014. Walker served as a parole board member from 1979-2008 and...
06/23/2014
Exeter, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis were joined Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery by Director, Sandra M. Powell, Department of Human Services and the Division of Veterans Affairs, as well as veterans' services...
06/23/2014
Providence, RI – New public art, which adorns the Interlink Parking Garage on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, provides a new identity to the Warwick Interlink Parking Garage, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Warwick's Mayor Scott Avedisian and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)...
06/19/2014
Providence, R.I. — With the signing of the FY 2015 budget, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) joined with Representative John G. Edwards and Senator Louis P. DiPalma to announce the elimination of the toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The...
06/19/2014
Providence, R.I. – In a ceremony today at the State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law the FY 2015 Budget, Bill No. 7133 SUB A as amended relating to making appropriations for the support of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. In addition, he has included a...
06/18/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today unveiled his new online Small Business Suggestion Box, another tool in the effort to incorporate business perspectives into the ongoing work of regulatory reform. The suggestion box is being launched by the Office of Management and Budget's Office...
06/17/2014
Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 25-year lease to make Edesia a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Edesia, a ready-to-use food aid producer and non-profit organization, plans to...
06/16/2014
Creates a New Class of Renewable Energy Professional Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he has signed a law that removes barriers that were prohibitive to the growth of renewable energy businesses in Rhode Island. The legislation sets up a new designation...
06/10/2014
Providence, RI –At the annual meeting of the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island (WPGRI) today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced $2.1 million in state and federal funding for youth summer work experiences. "We recognize the importance of providing real work...
06/09/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of James Bennett of Narragansett and Michelle R. DeRoche of Providence for the Narragansett Bay Commission. Bennett replaces the late Michael Salvadore; DeRoche takes over for Leo Thompson, who resigned. "Their proven...