State Government Press Releases

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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...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the selection of the Rhode Island's first Chief Digital Officer (CDO). After a three-month national search, the candidate selected for the position is Thom Guertin, a Woonsocket native currently working for The Boston Globe. Mr. Guertin's...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that, through several federal funding awards, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) will be able to hire back 15 full-time front-line staff in its unemployment insurance call center. The positions will be filled by...
Providence, RI - Governor Chafee announced today the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation (RIHEBC) has been able to sell a $15 million tax-exempt bond issue on behalf of the City of East Providence for critical health and safety repairs for its public schools. The bonds are...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today thanked the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) and its staff for working expeditiously to produce its just-released report, Defining Government's Role in Economic Development in the Ocean State. "38 Studios was and...