State Government Press Releases

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11/30/2010
Providence, R.I.—Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee announced today that Janet L. Coit, the Rhode Island State Director for the Nature Conservancy, is his choice to lead the Department of Environmental Management (DEM). “Rhode Island is a tremendously beautiful state, and it is a common goal of all...
11/30/2010
Providence, R.I.—Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee announced today that Paul McGreevy, a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and business consultant, most recently with Deloitte Consulting, is his choice to be the next Director of the Department of Business Regulation. “Paul McGreevy has...
11/29/2010
Providence, R.I.—Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee announced today his plans to enact an Executive Order in the early days of his administration establishing a Joint Healthcare Task Force to be chaired by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts. The goal of the task force will be to ensure that Rhode...
11/29/2010
MEDIA ADVISORY Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee will hold a joint press conference with Lieutenant Governor Roberts this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at his transition office. The Transition Office of the Governor-elect is located at 235 Promenade Street, Suite 400, Providence, RI, 02908. Contact:...
11/24/2010
Providence, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee today announced that attorney Patrick A. Rogers will serve as his Chief of Staff and Executive Counsel in the Governor’s office. Rogers, a corporate lawyer and partner at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, currently serves as Chafee’s transition...
11/23/2010
Providence, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee today announced Rosemary Booth Gallogly as his choice for Director of the Department of Revenue. Gallogly currently serves as Director of Administration and Acting Director of the Department of Revenue, posts she has held since March 2010. “It...
11/18/2010
Providence, R.I.—Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee today announced the addition of Margaret Holland McDuff, Claire Richards, and John Simmons to his transition leadership team. The three new members, Chafee said, bring with them “a wealth of experience, energy, and knowledge.” “I am...
11/16/2010
Providence, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee today reaffirmed his intention to repeal Executive Order 08-01, which established Rhode Island’s use of the federal E-verify program, after his inauguration in January. “I maintained throughout my campaign that my very first act as governor...
11/16/2010
GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU SENATOR CHAFEE FOR THE CONFIDENCE YOU HAVE IN ME BY MAKING ME THE FIRST APPOINTMENT OF YOUR NEW ADMINISTRATION. I AM HONORED AND HUMBLED. HONORED BECAUSE YOU AFFORD ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF RHODE ISLAND AND THE STATE I LOVE ONCE AGAIN. HUMBLED...
11/16/2010
Providence, R.I.–Governor-elect Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that he will nominate former Lieutenant Governor Richard Licht to be Director of the Department of Administration. Licht, an attorney with the law firm of Adler Pollock Sheehan in Providence, is also a former State Senator, and...