State Government Press Releases

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06/19/2014
Providence, R.I. — With the signing of the FY 2015 budget, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) joined with Representative John G. Edwards and Senator Louis P. DiPalma to announce the elimination of the toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The...
06/19/2014
Providence, R.I. – In a ceremony today at the State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law the FY 2015 Budget, Bill No. 7133 SUB A as amended relating to making appropriations for the support of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. In addition, he has included a...
06/18/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today unveiled his new online Small Business Suggestion Box, another tool in the effort to incorporate business perspectives into the ongoing work of regulatory reform. The suggestion box is being launched by the Office of Management and Budget's Office...
06/17/2014
Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 25-year lease to make Edesia a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Edesia, a ready-to-use food aid producer and non-profit organization, plans to...
06/16/2014
Creates a New Class of Renewable Energy Professional Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he has signed a law that removes barriers that were prohibitive to the growth of renewable energy businesses in Rhode Island. The legislation sets up a new designation...
06/10/2014
Providence, RI –At the annual meeting of the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island (WPGRI) today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced $2.1 million in state and federal funding for youth summer work experiences. "We recognize the importance of providing real work...
06/09/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of James Bennett of Narragansett and Michelle R. DeRoche of Providence for the Narragansett Bay Commission. Bennett replaces the late Michael Salvadore; DeRoche takes over for Leo Thompson, who resigned. "Their proven...
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...