State Government Press Releases

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03/07/2013
Nominees Represent Key Rhode Island Industries, Economic Building Blocks Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced five nominees for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors: Shannon Brawley, Dr. Nancy Carriuolo, Roland Fiore, Jason...
03/07/2013
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that since January the Governor's Workforce Board (GWB) Rhode Island has awarded approximately $65,000 in "Express Grants" to 15 RI companies seeking to improve the skills of their existing workers. A new offering this year, Express...
03/01/2013
Providence, RI - Governor Chafee will kick-off the Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island's awareness campaign, "March for Meals" on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island offices, 70 Bath Street, Providence. The Governor will begin the Campaign with a Proclamation...
Will also feature business & economic experts, same-sex couples Governor Chafee has been a leader on marriage equality, emphasizes economic development aspect of issue Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will participate in a panel discussion moderated by New York Times...
Data Gathering and Analysis is a Critical Action Step in the Development of an Integrated Plan to Mobilize State and Community Assets for a Better Rhode Island February 20, 2013 (Providence, R.I.) - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined the Sustainable Rhode Island Consortium to...
Participates in Progress-Report Hearing on Health Exchanges Washington, D.C. - Today, Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange Director Christine Ferguson testified in Washington, DC in a Senate Finance Committee hearing billed as a Progress Report on Health Insurance Exchanges. She was...
Cites Recent Health Issue Providence, RI - William J. Parsons, the longtime Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) official whom Governor Chafee had nominated to lead the agency, today asked the Governor to be withdrawn from consideration for that position. The Governor...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the federal government has awarded the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training a $159,734 grant to implement a Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program as an alternative path to reemployment for unemployment insurance (UI)...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that parking at the garages at the Interlink at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick and at Wickford Junction Station in North Kingstown will be free for the remainder of the winter. "As we have seen...
Beginning Tuesday, February 12, four Preliminary Disaster Assessment (PDA) teams will be conducting surveys throughout the State. Teams, comprised of federal, state, and local officials, will visit affected areas to view storm damages firsthand, assess the scope of damages, and estimate repair...