State Government Press Releases

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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...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island has received conditional approval of its blueprint to operate a state-based health benefits exchange, submitted earlier this month to the federal government. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has...
Providence, RI - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed a proclamation today declaring December 13, 2012 "Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Appreciation Day" in the State of Rhode Island. The Governor will also host an appreciation event at the State House this afternoon recognizing the more...
Providence, RI Governor Lincoln Chafee today announced that longtime aide Stephen R. Hourahan, who most recently served as Governor-elect Chafee's Transition Director and as Senior Advisor to the Governor, will return to Family Service of Rhode Island as Chief Advancement Officer. Hourahan left...