State Government Press Releases

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06/05/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Marion Gold, Commissioner of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, today honored three Rhode Island Schools, Scituate High School, Cranston's Park View Middle School, and Central Falls' Calcutt Middle School, for exemplary energy education...
06/04/2014
On July 27 Entrance Fees Waived at All R.I. State Beaches Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Rhode Island's annual Governor's Bay Day celebration is scheduled for Sunday, July 27. During the day, entrance fees will be waived at all State of Rhode Island beaches.
06/03/2014
Providence R.I.— Governor Lincoln D. Chafee is releasing the unedited text of the opinion-editorial, which was published in today's Providence Journal. Elevate the Dialogue By Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Back in June 2011, in the first months of my administration, Jack O'Rourke, who I don't...
06/02/2014
Proposed target to reduce power plant carbon emissions Providence, RI – As a key step forward to protect public health and address climate change, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management today commended President Obama and the U.S. Environmental...
05/30/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Jamia McDonald, the Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), today are asking Rhode Island residents to start preparing for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season, which officially begins Sunday (June 1). Peak hurricane season...
05/30/2014
Project will improve flood mitigation measures for critical facility devastated by 2010 flooding WARWICK, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representative Jim Langevin today joined with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, Janine Burke, Executive...
05/29/2014
New England states reach consensus on plans to distribute federal disaster assistance Eligible Rhode Island fishermen will receive over $32K each Providence, RI - Rhode Island's Congressional delegation today joined with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Janet Coit, the Director of the Rhode...
05/29/2014
Providence, RI -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has nominated for the State Board of Elections former Senator Rhoda Perry and retired Judge Stephen Erickson, and Vice Chairman William West for reappointment. "Senator Perry and Judge Erickson are proven leaders who bring a wealth of experience and...
05/29/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Rhode Island is one of eight states to release a collaborative Action Plan to develop infrastructure, coordinate policies, codes and standards, and encourage a consumer market primed to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs)...
05/28/2014
Funds help protect health and the environment; revitalize communities Providence, RI— Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Director of Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Janet Coit, today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its award of more than $2.7...