State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/06/2014
Event on March 8 provides an Opportunity for Rhode Islanders to Sign Up for Health Insurance Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a one-day event to benefit Rhode Island's most vulnerable residents. To highlight the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Behavioral...
03/03/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Steven T. Hartford, who was the Special Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs, has been named Director of Policy for the Office of the Governor. "Steve has been a great addition to my staff. He is a proven leader, and I have the...
03/01/2014
Providence, R.I.—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced today that Rhode Island has started to receive deliveries of road salt from its supplier. "With Rhode Island expected to receive a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, Rhode Islanders need...
02/28/2014
In an effort to raise awareness about colorectal cancer, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has proclaimed March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – a national movement to increase awareness and education about colorectal cancer and to spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable,...
02/21/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, joined by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, other government leaders and environmental advocates at the West Warwick Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, today signed an Executive Order, which creates the Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Council (ECCC). The ECCC...
02/20/2014
Funds to increase competitiveness of R.I. agricultural products and local seafood PROVIDENCE – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) grants, which will assist small or...
02/19/2014
Preschools, child and family home care centers receive awards Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the release of the second round of Program Quality Improvement Grants funded by the Rhode Island Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge grant. The grants announced...
02/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo and attorneys representing public employee unions and retiree coalitions challenging changes to Rhode Island's state-administered pension system today announced a settlement agreement achieved through court-ordered mediation. Parties...
02/12/2014
In Effect Beginning Thursday Morning Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that Rhode Island State Government will enact its adverse weather policy commencing Thursday, February 13, 2014, for shifts beginning between 8:00 AM and ending at 12:00 PM. In the event employees...