State Government Press Releases

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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...
12/02/2013
17-member team to submit proposals for greater flexibility in schools, districts Committed to seeking out new ways to provide greater autonomy and flexibility for teachers, principals, and superintendents, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, along with the Board of Education and the Rhode Island...
11/26/2013
Governor's Workforce Board to Invest in Two Apprenticeships Programs Funds from General Revenue to Support the Initiatives Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Governor's Workforce Board has voted to invest up to $150,000 toward the development of two new non-traditional...
11/22/2013
Educators celebrate Rhode Island's key role in history an effort to encourage educators to discuss the significance of Rhode Island's historic 1663 Colonial Charter and visit the State House where the Charter Museum is located, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rhode Island Secretary of State A.
11/13/2013
State Receives No. 2 Ranking for Utility-Sector Energy Efficiency Programs and Policies Providence, RI In the 2013 edition of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard, Rhode Island has been ranked as the sixth most energy efficient state in the country, up...
11/12/2013
Director Coit Joins STAC; Brown's Savitz and URI's Sonnenfeld Are New Co-Chairs Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Janet Coit, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, has joined the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory...
11/06/2013
Multi-State Collaboration Awarded $1.5 Million from U.S. Department of Energy Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today Rhode Island's participation in a regional effort called the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, which will target non-
11/05/2013
Period Two Report marks the halfway point As part of his accelerated Regulatory Reform Initiative, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the release of the Period Two Regulatory Look Back Report, issued by the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Office of Regulatory Reform (ORR). "...
10/28/2013
RIPTA to provide free rides to Veterans during the event Providence, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the first WaterFire entirely dedicated to raising community awareness and offering gratitude to Veterans, enlisted members of the military, and their families. The WaterFire...