State Government Press Releases

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02/04/2014
In effect beginning tomorrow morning and ending at noon Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that Rhode Island State Government will enact its adverse weather policy commencing tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, for shifts beginning between 6:52 AM and ending at 12:00...
01/24/2014
Former Westerly Town Manager Named to Governor's Staff Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Steven T. Hartford, formerly the Town Manager of Westerly, will join the Office of the Governor as Special Advisor to Policy and Legislative Affairs. The post was previously...
01/23/2014
New England States Seek ISO support for expanded electrical transmission and natural gas capacity Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he, along with the other New England Governors, have asked ISO-New England (ISO-NE) to take initial steps needed to implement the...
01/15/2014
In front of a joint session of the Rhode Island General Assembly at the Rhode Island State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee tonight presented his combined State of the State and Budget Address entitled "A Foundation for the Future." Please see the attached remarks and budget presentation....
01/02/2014
Initiative is part of overall strategy to make licensing & permitting efficient and easy Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation (DBR) Director Paul McGreevy and Office of Digital Excellence Chief Digital Officer Thom Guertin rolled out the State's new...
12/18/2013
Governor Chafee: 25-year agreement means 10,000 jobs across all Quonset Business Park companies "only a matter of time" Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) have reached a new 25-year lease agreement...
12/16/2013
Online resource highlights work of the Office; provides quick access to reports, data; transparent management of taxpayer dollars Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the launch of the Office of Management and Budget's new website www.omb.ri.gov. "The Office of Management and Budget is...
12/09/2013
Eight states file petition to require upwind states to take action Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States today petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require upwind states to reduce air pollution generated within their borders, which causes asthma attacks, respiratory...
12/09/2013
Eight downwind states file petition to require action Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island is one of eight northeast and mid-Atlantic states petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require upwind states to reduce air pollution generated within their...
12/06/2013
Initiative can bring more affordable, cleaner, and reliable power to six states New England's Governors today committed their six states to an energy initiative designed to bring affordable, cleaner, and more reliable power to homes and businesses across the northeast. This initiative will...