State Government Press Releases

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05/29/2014
New England states reach consensus on plans to distribute federal disaster assistance Eligible Rhode Island fishermen will receive over $32K each Providence, RI - Rhode Island's Congressional delegation today joined with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Janet Coit, the Director of the Rhode...
05/29/2014
Providence, RI -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has nominated for the State Board of Elections former Senator Rhoda Perry and retired Judge Stephen Erickson, and Vice Chairman William West for reappointment. "Senator Perry and Judge Erickson are proven leaders who bring a wealth of experience and...
05/29/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Rhode Island is one of eight states to release a collaborative Action Plan to develop infrastructure, coordinate policies, codes and standards, and encourage a consumer market primed to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs)...
05/28/2014
Funds help protect health and the environment; revitalize communities Providence, RI— Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Director of Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Janet Coit, today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its award of more than $2.7...
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...