State Government Press Releases

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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...
02/12/2014
Duffy is a leader in the field of energy Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of Dennis J. Duffy of Cranston for the Board of Education, filling the seat vacated by Michael Grande. "Dennis has more than two decades of experience as the Vice...
02/07/2014
Governor Chafee creates commission to draw additional world-class sailing and marine events to Rhode Island Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed last November Executive Order 13-07, which established the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission. The Commission is charged...
02/06/2014
R.I. agencies, school officials, law enforcement, firefighters join forces to design the guide Providence, RI - Governor Chafee today unveiled the Model School Safety Plan developed in the wake of school incidents and in response to legislative mandates. The 300-page strategic blueprint...
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...