State Government Press Releases

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04/10/2014
Universal to Release Each Film to over 100 Million Homes Suspenseful Almost Mercy is first in the distribution pipeline Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Film & TV Office announced today that East Greenwich filmmaker Chad A. Verdi's Woodhaven Production Company and Screen Media Films...
04/01/2014
Providence R.I. — In an effort to ensure that the quasi-government agency Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation continues to meet Rhode Island's housing needs in the best manner possible, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today new appointments to its Board of Commissioners. ...
03/27/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee held a public proclamation ceremony at the State House today declaring April 2014 to be "What Every Parent Wants Month." The statewide public campaign initiated today marks an effort headed by Dr. Janice DeFrances, Director of the Department of Children, Youth and...
03/20/2014
Providence, RI - The Governor's Workforce Board (GWB) Rhode Island will allocate $1.5 million in Incumbent Worker Training grants to improve the skills of 4,775 employees at 68 Rhode Island-based companies. January's Request for Proposals had allocated $700,000 in grant funding to be awarded...
03/18/2014
Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a...
03/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today signed a Proclamation announcing March 17-23, 2014, as "Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Week". The Proclamation builds off of Governor Chafee's May 2013 Executive Order on Diversity, which had two main goals: increasing diversity in the state workforce and...
03/13/2014
Providence, R.I. –The U.S. Department of Education has notified Governor Lincoln D. Chafee that it has approved a no-cost extension of the Rhode Island Race to the Top grant program. The approval extends the grant period to July 1, 2015, and it allows Rhode Island to expend the $2.4 million in...
03/11/2014
First fire district survey in 50 years posted on the new site Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a newly designed website, www.municipalfinance.ri.gov, for the Division of Municipal Finance. The new online tool is a comprehensive resource for people to research all...
03/10/2014
Governor Chafee Responds Quickly to Consequences of New Farm Bill Requirements Providence, R.I. – In response to changes in federal law through the Farm Bill, which was recently signed by President Obama, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island would continue using a...
03/07/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Jan Reitsma has joined the Office of the Governor as Special Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs. His first day will be Monday (March 10). Jan Reitsma spent the last six years as the Executive Director of the Blackstone River Valley...