State Government Press Releases

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As of Sunday evening, Rhode Island state agencies will remain open for at least first shift on Monday, October 29. Managers at individual agencies may determine adequate staffing levels, and use their discretion to allow workers to stay home or to go home early. Those state employees who stay home...
Education Classes at the Community College of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College have been canceled for Monday, Oct. 29. Please monitor your local news outlets for information on private school and public K-12 school closures. ...
02/28/2013
Data and Medical Call Center Moving to Pawtucket, expected to create 250 jobs in RI over two years Providence, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Long Island City, N.Y. - based Tunstall Americas will relocate its data and medical call center operations to Rhode Island and...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency in advance of the landfall of Hurricane Sandy. The order is effective immediately. According to RI General Law Section 30-15-9, this declaration provides the Governor with numerous emergency powers such as: ...
Rating Agency Also Assigns a Positive Outlook as the City exits Bankruptcy Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the long-term bond credit rating of the City of Central Falls to B2 with a positive outlook. This is a marked...
Davisville channel has not been dredged since its original construction in the 1940s --- No taxpayer funds utilized to complete project Quonset, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with House Speaker Gordon Fox, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) and...
RIEDC and Roger Williams University enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to partner on small business support and other community revitalization efforts while also providing RWU students with real-world experience October 25, 2012 (Providence, R.I.) - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee...
License Plates Available to Pick up at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence PROVIDENCE, RI - Several hundred Rhode Islanders will be the first in the state to obtain the newly made Rhode Island Red Sox charity license plates on Saturday, October 20. Money raised from the special order...
Focus on the Arts as Significant Economic Engine for Rhode Island Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and members of Rhode Island's arts and humanities community at the State House this afternoon to sign a proclamation declaring October "Arts &...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the first statewide cyber security strategic plan to ensure that Rhode Island is prepared for and can take steps to prevent a loss of cyber connectivity. A heavy reliance of technology by citizens and a focused effort to move Rhode Island...