State Government Press Releases

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Also Assigns a Stable Outlook for the City after Emerging from Bankruptcy Follows Moody's Upgrade Last Month Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Standard and Poor's Rating Services has upgraded the long-term bond credit rating of the City of Central Falls to BB...
Providence, RI The Governor's Workforce Board today announced that $500,000 in matching training "Express Grants" are now available to Rhode Island businesses seeking training for their existing employees. These grants offer up to $5,000 in matching training dollars, and businesses can apply on...
Plan Puts Forth Statewide Priorities for Addressing Skill Gap Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Governor's Workforce Board today for the release of its Biennial Employment and Training Plan for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The plan analyzes the skills of the Rhode Island...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that President Obama has approved Rhode Island's amended request for a disaster declaration and for individual assistance for Newport and Washington Counties. "I am once again grateful for the President's authorization of assistance that...
North Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today formally signed the new state master contract with Rhode Island Council 94, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The settlement was previously approved by Council 94's state employee membership, by a vote of 1399 to...
Governor Lincoln Chafee announces that President Obama has approved Rhode Island's amended request for a disaster declaration and for public assistance for Kent County. "Federal, state, and local government worked hard and coordinated effectively to gather information and get Rhode Island's...
Amended Declaration Would Bring Public Assistance to Kent County Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that he has formally signed a revised request to President Barack Obama for declaration of a major disaster for the State of Rhode Island. Governor Chafee requested the...
Statewide Planning and RIEDC Issue RFP to Collect Data for Analysis on Economic Competitive Strengths and Areas for Improvement Providence, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the latest in a multi-agency effort to develop an integrated approach to economic development. This...
Amended Declaration Would Bring Assistance for Individuals to Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today, Sunday, November 04, 2012, that he has formally signed a revised request to President Barack Obama for declaration of a major disaster for the State of Rhode Island. "Through...
Funds allow replacement benefits to those who lost perishable foods. Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved $535,796 in additional federal funds for Rhode Island. These funds will allow the Rhode...