State Government Press Releases

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05/28/2014
Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the 'one book, one state' initiative for students in grades 4-6, commences its fifth year with a kickoff event on Saturday, May 31. The event will feature Chris Grabenstein, author of the puzzle...
05/22/2014
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that he has nominated the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Administration (DOA), Richard A. Licht, for Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court. "Richard is a skilled attorney who has devoted much of his career to...
05/22/2014
Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that five of the seven new gateway welcome signs have been installed along Rhode Island interstates. These signs display a newly-branded logo for Rhode Island and are part of the highway beautification program established by the Governor...
05/15/2014
Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee released two reports today from the Office of Regulatory Reform (ORR). The first contains the results of his 2014 Small Business Survey, while the second is an Annual Report on ORR's activities in 2013. "These reports reflect how the valuable feedback...
05/15/2014
Providence RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Janet Coit, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), today awarded $6.3 million in open space recreational development matching grants for 50 projects in 26 communities throughout the state. These grants will fund...
05/16/2014
Warwick, RI During the annual meeting of the Governor's Workforce Board at the Crowne Plaza Hotel today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed the paperwork for the CNC Machinist Registered Apprenticeship. This is the state's first use of general revenue funding toward workforce development. It...
05/08/2014
Findings offer a framework for state, city and town officials Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit and Bristol Town Administrator Antonio A. Teixeira at Bristol Town Beach to announce the preliminary report...
05/07/2014
Governor Chafee, Commerce RI Executive Director Valois build stronger ties with new markets, businesses, educational institutions and international leaders during trade mission Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee last week led a trade mission to Italy and Ireland that opened the door...
05/08/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced Rhode Island's General Obligation Bond sale this week was a success. This $78.7 million refinancing of approximately $84 million existing debt will save the state $6.7 million over the life of the...
05/06/2014
Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rosemary Booth Gallogly, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, today announced the appointment of Steven Hartford as Receiver for the Central Coventry Fire District (CCFD). The move comes as Judge Stern has ordered the district to...