State Government Press Releases

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09/27/2013
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today proclaimed September 28 -29 as National Plug-In Weekend, joining 95 other locations across the country to celebrate the benefits of electric vehicles and to raise awareness of the growing infrastructure of electric vehicle charging stations. The announcement...
09/16/2013
Providence, RI The Governor's Workforce Board has launched the first phase of its new RI Work Immersion Program, designed to provide subsidized work experiences for Rhode Island-based college students and unemployed adults. Proposed by Governor Chafee and approved by the General Assembly, the $...
09/10/2013
Co-Chair Governor Chafee hosts summation press conference La Malbaie, Quebec During a press conference yesterday afternoon (Sept. 9), Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, the co-chair of the 37th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP), described the last two...
09/10/2013
Providence, RI To mark the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will call for a voluntary statewide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. "It is with great sadness that we prepare to mark the twelfth anniversary of...
09/08/2013
Annual meeting focuses on future of clean renewable energy La Malbaie, Quebec Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, the co-chair of the 37th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers today and tomorrow (Sept. 8-9) in La Malbaie, is meeting and strengthening partnerships...
08/28/2013
Bristol, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has approved the design concept for the new Rhode Island Veterans Home. With this approval, the stage has been set for a future award of matching funds by the federal government...
08/21/2013
Providence, RI HealthSource RI, Rhode Island's health benefits exchange, today announced the final approval of plans and rates that will be offered through the exchange when open enrollment begins for individuals and small businesses on October 1, 2013. HealthSource RI has signed agreements...
08/20/2013
Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today announced the recipients of the Rhode Island Health Professional Loan Repayment Program during a State House ceremony that also honored the program's funders. "Thank you to the five funders ...
08/20/2013
Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Rhode Island Division of Veterans Affairs has been awarded a grant of approximately $658,000 for the construction of a new columbarium at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery. "I was very pleased when the United States...
08/19/2013
Funds to Advance Adult Learning, Workforce Training Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced Rhode Island will receive a $670,000 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) incentive grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. "In order to continue moving Rhode Island's economy in the...