State Government Press Releases

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03/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today signed a Proclamation announcing March 17-23, 2014, as "Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Week". The Proclamation builds off of Governor Chafee's May 2013 Executive Order on Diversity, which had two main goals: increasing diversity in the state workforce and...
03/13/2014
Providence, R.I. –The U.S. Department of Education has notified Governor Lincoln D. Chafee that it has approved a no-cost extension of the Rhode Island Race to the Top grant program. The approval extends the grant period to July 1, 2015, and it allows Rhode Island to expend the $2.4 million in...
03/11/2014
First fire district survey in 50 years posted on the new site Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a newly designed website, www.municipalfinance.ri.gov, for the Division of Municipal Finance. The new online tool is a comprehensive resource for people to research all...
03/10/2014
Governor Chafee Responds Quickly to Consequences of New Farm Bill Requirements Providence, R.I. – In response to changes in federal law through the Farm Bill, which was recently signed by President Obama, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island would continue using a...
03/07/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Jan Reitsma has joined the Office of the Governor as Special Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs. His first day will be Monday (March 10). Jan Reitsma spent the last six years as the Executive Director of the Blackstone River Valley...
03/06/2014
Event on March 8 provides an Opportunity for Rhode Islanders to Sign Up for Health Insurance Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a one-day event to benefit Rhode Island's most vulnerable residents. To highlight the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Behavioral...
03/03/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Steven T. Hartford, who was the Special Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs, has been named Director of Policy for the Office of the Governor. "Steve has been a great addition to my staff. He is a proven leader, and I have the...
03/01/2014
Providence, R.I.—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced today that Rhode Island has started to receive deliveries of road salt from its supplier. "With Rhode Island expected to receive a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, Rhode Islanders need...
02/28/2014
In an effort to raise awareness about colorectal cancer, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has proclaimed March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – a national movement to increase awareness and education about colorectal cancer and to spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable,...
02/21/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, joined by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, other government leaders and environmental advocates at the West Warwick Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, today signed an Executive Order, which creates the Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Council (ECCC). The ECCC...