State Government Press Releases

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Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that, through several federal funding awards, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) will be able to hire back 15 full-time front-line staff in its unemployment insurance call center. The positions will be filled by...
Providence, RI - Governor Chafee announced today the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation (RIHEBC) has been able to sell a $15 million tax-exempt bond issue on behalf of the City of East Providence for critical health and safety repairs for its public schools. The bonds are...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today thanked the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) and its staff for working expeditiously to produce its just-released report, Defining Government's Role in Economic Development in the Ocean State. "38 Studios was and...
Will Bring Two Upgraded Mobile Cranes to Port of Providence Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that the State of Rhode Island has partnered with the City of Providence to formally assume control of the $10.5-million Transportation Investments Generating Economic...
Speaking at 'We Mean Business' Expo, Governor Announces Accelerated Regulation Review Plan Providence, RI - Speaking at the sixth annual "We Mean Business Expo," Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that he has directed all state departments and agencies to accelerate their evaluation...
City Hall Event to Celebrate Team's First Governors' Cup Since 1984 Pawtucket, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien will host a victory celebration this Thursday for the International League Champion Pawtucket Red Sox, who captured their first Governors' Cup since...
Providence - Governor Lincoln Chafee announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as Receiver for Moneta Capital, has accepted has accepted the State's offer to purchase the remaining land at Rocky Point in Warwick for the development of a future State Park. The 82-acre property...
Follows Governor Chafee's Direct Appeal to Commerce Department; Will Bring Financial Relief to Fishermen Providence, RI - Following Governor Lincoln Chafee's direct appeal to the federal government, the U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a disaster declaration for the New England...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee was named to the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee by NGA Chair Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and NGA Vice Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the...
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today officially launched the state's tax amnesty program. As a result of legislation approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Chafee on June 15, Rhode Island is offering a 75-day tax amnesty period, from...