State Government Press Releases

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06/28/2013
Grant Provides Occupational Skills Training to Unemployed Rhode Islanders Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island has been awarded $1.06 million to provide occupational skills training to 150-200 unemployed Rhode Islanders as part of a U.S. Department of...
06/20/2013
More than $800,000 Awarded to Train Nearly 2,700 Employees Providence, RI - The Governor's Workforce Board Rhode Island has awarded $810,000 in matching Incumbent Worker Training grants to improve the skills of nearly 2,700 employees of 48 Rhode Island-based companies. Grants range in size from $
06/20/2013
Fierro Has Extensive Government, Labor Relations Experience Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee today announced his nomination of Chris Fierro to serve as Chairman of the three-member Rhode Island Board of Review, occupying the seat representing the public. "Chris will bring...
06/18/2013
Bristol, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today unveiled an electric vehicle charging station at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, the first in a network of up to 50 electric vehicle charging stations to be installed throughout the state over the next three months. Governor...
06/13/2013
Widely Respected Medical Professional Has Decades of Experience at Highest Levels of Health Care Industry Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his nomination of Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner to lead the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, the first state agency...
06/13/2013
Providence, RI - BBC Travel has recognized Rhode Island's capital city, Providence, as one of the world's top 21 "under-the-radar" destinations, noting its outstanding universities, historic buildings and neighborhoods, renowned restaurants, and diverse cultural offerings such as the RISD museum...
06/07/2013
On July 28, Entrance Fees Waived At All RI State Beaches Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Rhode Island's annual Governor's Bay Day celebration is scheduled for Sunday, July 28. Throughout the course of the day, entrance fees will be waived at all Rhode Island...
06/06/2013
Accomplished Attorney Has Extensive Legal Experience, Including Arguments Before U.S. Supreme Court Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his nomination of attorney Sandra A. Lanni for Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Family Court, to fill the seat vacated by Raymond E.
06/06/2013
Funding from Governor's Workforce Board, RI Department of Human Services Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, joined by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung at a State House press conference today, announced $2.1 million in state and federal funding for youth...
06/04/2013
Rhode Island Continues to Move Forward with Expansion of Renewable Energy Sources Providence, RI - The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau (BOEM) today announced the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the U.S. Outer...