State Government Press Releases

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Due to safety concerns, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has restricted motor vehicle travel on Routes I-95, I-195, RI-146, RI-24 and I-295 beginning at 5 p.m. tonight (Friday) and continuing until further notice. Exceptions to this policy include: public safety vehicles and workers,...
Cranston, RI At a noon press conference at the RI Emergency Management Agency, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee declared a State of Disaster Emergency, effective immediately. A State of Emergency declaration may make RI eligible for federal funds related to the winter storm response. The Governor...
Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that Rhode Island will enact its adverse weather policy for non-essential state employees for Friday, February 8, beginning with first-shift workers. Workers may choose not to report to work if they have the prior permission of their...
Allocation includes over $3 million for the state to address most pressing housing, economic needs WASHINGTON The Department of Housing and Urban Development today allocated over $3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding to Rhode Island,...
Public and private collaboration continues to help secure world-class sailing events in RI February 5, 2013 (Providence, R.I.) - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad announced today that Newport, Rhode Island will host its first Volvo Ocean Race after winning...
Public and private collaboration continues to help secure world-class sailing events in RI Providence, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad announced today that Newport, Rhode Island will host its first Volvo Ocean Race after winning a stop on the route of the...
Flag Was Ripped Away, Equipment Damaged in High Winds Providence, RI - A Department of Administration (DOA) facilities team is working to repair the equipment needed to fly the American Flag atop the Rhode Island State House after it was damaged by high winds Thursday. The...
Part of Governor's Ongoing Efforts, through Office of Regulatory Reform, to Improve Business Climate Governor Recently Expedited Statewide Regulatory Review & Examination Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee yesterday contacted more than 5,000 Rhode Island business owners and...
Providence, RI - Flanked by color guards, colonial militia, and an actor playing the role of Roger Williams, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis today announced that the Rhode Island's 1663 Colonial Charter will be celebrated in its 350th year as one of the most...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today was joined by Personnel Study Advisory Committee members and key government officials to issue the final report from a comprehensive personnel study completed by The Segal Group, a leading human resource consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.