State Government Press Releases

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04/12/2013
Providence - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the first contract in a new bridge preservation program aimed at improved maintenance of bridges in the I-95 corridor from Warwick to Providence. The goal of the program is to...
04/12/2013
State House - The Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings shocked and saddened the nation. It also spurred action in Rhode Island to review safety plans and measures in the state's schools and to address and strengthen areas that need improvement. Three pieces of legislation addressing school...
03/28/2013
Commission Has Made Numerous Improvements to City's Fiscal Stability Providence, RI - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Department of Revenue (DOR) Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly today announced that, following a number of significant improvements in the financial health and...
03/21/2013
Grants Connect Employers, Educational Providers to Develop Opportunities for Unemployed and Underemployed Rhode Islanders Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Governor's Workforce Board RI has awarded $1.97 million dollars in Innovative Partnership grants,...
03/15/2013
Result of Suggestions Made by DMV Staff Directly to Gov. Chafee Continuation of Chafee Administration's Improvements to Customer Service, Efficiency at Agency Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today launched the first phase of the new and improved Rhode Island Department of Motor...
03/13/2013
Unveils Legislative Package, Releases Findings of Simpatico, Inc. Administration's Work on These Issues Dates Back to 2011 Providence, RI Governor Lincoln Chafee and members of his Cabinet today offered an update on his Administration's efforts to comprehensively combat waste, fraud, and...
03/12/2013
RI One of 29 States to Achieve Record Export Growth in 2012, 4.1% Increase from Previous Year Growth Continuing in 2013: January Exports Up 26.75% Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that 2012 was another positive year for Rhode Island exports, with continued...
03/08/2013
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has nominated Peter T. Ginaitt for the Board of the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA), replacing Thomas E. Deller, and has nominated Jerome F. Williams for reappointment. "As Governor, I am committed to operating a...
03/08/2013
Providence, RI - Following their confirmation by the Rhode Island Senate, Governor Chafee has appointed Eva-Marie Mancuso and Patrick A. Guida Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the Rhode Island Board of Education. Mancuso previously served as a member of the Board of Governors for Higher...
03/07/2013
Providence, RI This afternoon, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously confirmed Megan N. Clingham, Governor Lincoln Chafee's nominee, as the Mental Health Advocate for the State of Rhode Island. "The mission of the Mental Health Advocate is a critical one: defending and protecting...