State Government Press Releases

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Blueprint submitted to the federal government provides detailed progress report, articulates decision to run a state-based Exchange Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the submission of a detailed progress report on the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange, called...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, the Rhode Island Congressional delegation, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, and ProvPort officials today announced two new state-of-the art mobile harbor cranes for the Port of Providence have been ordered and are now being manufactured by Austria-based...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will be a featured speaker tomorrow at the National Governors Association's National Summit on State Government Redesign in Washington, D.C. The summit will allow states to learn about best practices and share experiences around efforts to reform and...
Claims-filing sessions planned in Middletown and Westerly, December 4 through 6, for individuals who lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) will hold Disaster...
Division of Planning Issues RFP to Develop Integrated Plans for Economic Development, Housing, and Growth November 30, 2012 (Providence, R.I.) Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced an important step forward in efforts to build a sustainable and prosperous future for Rhode Island....
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is now available to Rhode Islanders in Washington and Newport Counties who have lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Workers in the affected counties may apply for...
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...