State Government Press Releases

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12/21/2010
Providence, R.I.—Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Brian M. Daniels, who served for six years as Legislative Director in the Washington office of Congressman Jim Langevin, will be Director of Policy in the Governor’s office. “Brian is highly talented, intelligent, and...
12/21/2010
STATEMENT OF RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR-ELECT LINCOLN D. CHAFEE REGARDING THE PASSING OF JOSEPH FERNANDEZ Monday, December 20, 2010 It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Joe Fernandez, a dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of the city of...
12/15/2010
Providence, R.I. – The office of Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the planned events for Inauguration Day, Tuesday, January 4th, 2011. In recognition of the difficult economic climate and in an effort to cut costs, the day’s events will be modest and conducted within a framework...
12/15/2010
Providence, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he has asked Michael P. Lewis to stay on as Director of the Department of Transportation (DOT). “Director Lewis is an effective leader who has demonstrated great vision and strong managerial ability,” Chafee said. “...
12/13/2010
Providence, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the roster of panelists who will participate in this Friday’s budget summit at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall. The list, Chafee says, represents a “broad range of perspectives.” “I will be seeking input and perspective...
12/15/2010
Providence, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he will keep another campaign promise and convene a budget summit December 17 at Rhode Island College (RIC). The goal of the event, which will include representatives from a variety of relevant groups and organizations, is to...
12/09/2010
President Obama has received some unfair criticism for the recent tax deal he reached with Congressional Republicans, and I believe it is time to offer a degree of balance to the public discussion of the last few days. Let me begin with the reminder that, as a Senator, I was a vocal and...
12/07/2010
Providence, R.I.—Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee today unveiled his updated transition website, www.governorelectchafee.org. The website features an Open Government Ideas Forum where Rhode Islanders can submit suggestions on how to improve state government. It also allows them to apply to serve...
12/09/2010
Robert A. Walsh, Jr. is a valued member of my Transition Advisory Committee. He represents an important perspective on critical issues that the State of Rhode Island is currently confronting. My transition team includes a wide range of members with experience in labor, business, education, social...
12/05/2010
Providence, R.I.—Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee announced today that Catherine T. Taylor, the Republican candidate for Secretary of State and top GOP vote recipient in November’s elections, is his pick to be the next Director of the Department of Elderly Affairs. “Catherine is a natural leader...