State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...