State Government Press Releases

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Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his nomination of Mary S. McElroy, a career public defender with nearly twenty years of experience at the state and federal level, for Rhode Island Public Defender. McElroy would be the first woman to hold the position since it was...
Central Falls, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that, after stabilizing Central Falls' municipal finances, the Office of the Receiver is seeking volunteers from Central Falls to serve on a Charter Review Commission. State-appointed Receiver Robert G. Flanders, Jr. signed an order...
Quonset, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with state officials and local business leaders today to announce that the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park has now moved up to become the 7th largest auto importer in North America. Based on figures for 2011, more than 150,000 automobiles...
Providence, RI - Fifteen regional and local planning projects will receive approximately $1 million under the Statewide Planning Program's Planning Challenge Grant Program, Governor Chafee announced today in a 3:00 p.m. public ceremony in the Atrium Gallery of the Department of Administration....
Providence, RI - Joined by Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts, Matthew C. Campion, Vice Consul for the British Consulate-General, and State Historic Preservation Officer Edward F. Sanderson, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today signed an executive order establishing...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his appointment of Roger Williams University School of Law Professor Jorge O. Elorza to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. "Professor Elorza is the perfect candidate for the Rhode Island Foundation's Board of...
Providence, RI - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that he will introduce a bill mandating full disclosure of previously unregulated political expenditures. The Governor worked collaboratively to develop the legislation with Common Cause Rhode Island, whose Executive Director,
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with state officials and local business leaders today to celebrated the beginning of construction of a new Wide World of Indoor Sports facility in the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown, RI. The new multi-use health and wellness sports...
Cranston, RI - The Governor's Workforce Board announced today that it plans to fund more than $200,000 in short-term training and hiring incentives for unemployed and underemployed Rhode Islanders this spring and summer. The four pilot programs include: 1. An electronic health records training...
Cranston, RI - This morning, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the RI Department of Labor and Training cosigned an authorization for the state's first apprenticeship program in information technology. The program, submitted by Atrion Networking Corporation, creates an Internetworking Associate...