State Government Press Releases

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12/08/2014
Quonset, R.I. – The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that more than 10,000 people are now working at Quonset Business Park and its Port of Davisville. A major milestone for the state and former naval air station and construction battalion base, the event was attended by the...
11/25/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined House Finance Committee Chair Raymond E. Gallison Jr., House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chair Jan P. Malik, and Senate Special Legislation and Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Walter S. Felag Jr. today to announce that Gilbane Building Co....
11/21/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-Elect Gina M. Raimondo today launched www.comeback.ri.gov, a transition website through which Rhode Islanders can learn about the transition, submit resumes for positions in her administration and contact the transition team. "I am focused on assembling the best team...
11/18/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo today announced a 13-member transition team to help her execute a seamless transition in the Office of Governor on January 6, 2015. "I am proud to have this smart, energetic group of Rhode Islanders on my team," Governor-elect Raimondo said. "...
11/10/2014
Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) Director Charles J. Fogarty on today at DLT in Cranston to announce repayment of the funds the state borrowed to cover Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments. Since March 2009, the U.S....
11/18/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo today announced she will re-appoint State Police Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell to his current role as the Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and will re-submit his name as Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety...
11/18/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo today appointed the Honorable K. Joseph Skekarchi, Jon Duffy and Carol J. Grant to be the chairs of her Transition Committee. The Transition Committee is charged with ensuring a smooth changeover between the administrations of Governor Lincoln Chafee...
10/22/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources today announce that, according to the 2014 edition of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard, Rhode Island is ranked the third most energy efficient state in the...
10/22/2014
Foster, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit joined state, local and Brown University officials, as well as members of the Highpointers Club this morning celebrated the state's acquisition of Jerimoth (Jer-I-moth) Hill, Rhode Island's...
10/20/2014
Bristol, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and members of the Governor's Administration today at the Veterans Home heard an update on the design and construction of the state-of-the-art facility. Since funding for the project was...