State Government Press Releases

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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Corporation (RIEDC) official whom Governor Chafee had nominated to lead the agency, today asked the Governor to be withdrawn from consideration for that position.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...
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that bus service will be reinstated beginning with the first trip of the day on Monday, February 11, 2013. However, heavily accumulated snow in some areas and unplowed snow on secondary roads, make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that Rhode Island will enact its adverse weather policy for non-essential state employees for Monday, February 11. Workers may choose not to report to work if they have the prior permission of their supervisor. Those who do not report will be required to...
Today, on behalf of Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) Director MG Kevin R. McBride sent a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to perform a Preliminary Disaster Assessment (PDA) in all five counties. In his request to FEMA, McBride...