State Government Press Releases

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7,000 more RI-based jobs for March 2012 than originally estimated Accommodation and Food Services, Professional and Business Services, and Construction estimates each up more than 1,000 jobs Providence, RI - A recent analysis of tax data shows that Rhode Island job growth exceeded...
Next RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Event to be Held at Goddard Park on Bay Day PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the annual Governor's Bay Day celebration is scheduled for Sunday, July 29. Free parking will be available at all Rhode Island state beaches...
Twice daily flights to Orlando, Fla. and daily service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to begin Nov. 29, 2012 Book sale fares as low as $75 today through Aug. 1 at www.jetblue.com/new for travel Nov. 29 Dec. 12, 2012 in celebration of the airline's 75th new destination (a) Providence is...
Critical Piece of Governor Chafee's Vision for Making Government an Efficient, Effective, Responsible Steward of Taxpayer Dollars Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Peter M. Marino will serve as the first Director of the newly created Rhode Island Office of...
Governor Keeps Promise to Double Number of Female Appointments Providence, RI Governor Chafee joined with the Women's Fund of Rhode Island at the State House today to celebrate the Governor's commitment to having women represented in senior positions within state government and on boards...
Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the launch of RIEnergy.org, a website providing energy information and resources for Rhode Island residents, businesses, and municipalities. "The groundbreaking launch of RIEnergy.org is a great accomplishment for our state,
Thorough Review Will Result in Recommendations for Improved Operations, Efficiency to Benefit Rhode Islanders Top Priority: RIPTA Deficit Providence, RI - At a Board meeting of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) this afternoon, Governor Lincoln Chafee announced that the...
Moody's: Task Force Will Likely Achieve Efficiencies, Savings Providence, RI - Moody's Investors Service, a global provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis, last week praised Governor Lincoln Chafee's recent Executive Order creating a municipal shared services task force for the...
First Female Public Defender in Rhode Island History Providence, RI - In a State House ceremony this morning, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee formally swore in Mary S. McElroy, a career public defender with nearly twenty years of experience at the state and federal level, as Rhode Island Public...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today presented non-certified copies of original birth certificates to advocates who worked for the passage of legislation granting adoptees aged 25 and older access to their original birth records for the first time in Rhode Island's history. Today...