State Government Press Releases

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Governor Chafee Announces Next Action Step in Development of an Integrated Plan to Mobilize State and Community Assets for a Better Rhode Island January 14, 2013 (Providence, R.I.) - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the next action step in a multi-agency effort over the next two...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced Michael A. Grande as the eleventh and final nominee for the Rhode Island Board of Education. Previously announced this week were Eva-Marie Mancuso (Chairwoman nominee); Joan C. Abrams; Antonio Barajas, MD; Michael H. Bernstein; Colleen A....
Providence, RI - In his continuing efforts to promote open and honest government in the State of Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a new Transparency and Accountability Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to provide the public with an increased level of information...
Replaces Outgoing State Poet Lisa Starr, Whose Term Has Expired Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today appointed Rick Benjamin, Ph.D., of Warwick as State Poet of Rhode Island. Dr. Benjamin replaces outgoing State Poet Lisa Starr of Block Island, whose five-year term has expired.
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced ten nominees for the Rhode Island Board of Education. The Governor's nominee for Board Chair is Eva-Marie Mancuso, Esq., a Managing Partner with law firm Hamel, Waxler, Allen and Collins. "These individuals represent a wide spectrum...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his support for the elimination of the Single Party Vote mechanism, more commonly known as the Master Lever, from the Rhode Island ballot. "It is time for Rhode Island to join the majority of states and eliminate the Master Lever...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee today released a web video featuring Rhode Island leaders reviewing some of the significant accomplishments of the Chafee Administration that occurred in 2012. The video touches upon Rhode Island's economic recovery, JetBlue's expansion to T.F. Green Airport,
Amended Declaration Would Bring Further Assistance for Individuals to Rhode Island Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has submitted a revised request to President Barack Obama for declaration of a major disaster for the...
URI Graduate Served on Board of Governors for Higher Ed Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his intention to appoint Eva-Marie Mancuso as Chairwoman of the Rhode Island Board of Education, pending confirmation by the Rhode Island Senate. "Eva-Marie Mancuso...
Calls for Statewide Moment of Silence to Honor Victims at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21 Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee has declared Friday, December 21, 2012 the one-week anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT a "Day of Mourning" in the...