State Government Press Releases

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12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she will nominate Scott Jensen to the position of Director of Labor and Training. She also announced that she will nominate Melba Depena to the position of Director of Human Services. Raimondo will submit both Jensen and...
12/23/2014
State Agencies Complete Review in Record Time, More than 250 Changes Identified, Next Steps Recommend Statutory Reform Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the release of the Final Report for the accelerated regulatory project. The Office of Management and Budget's Office...
12/23/2014
Providence, RI. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Division of Planning's Office of Housing and Community Development today to announce that 26 Rhode Island cities and towns will receive nearly $5.3 million in grants from the 2014 Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant (...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she will nominate Michael DiBiase to the position of Director of Administration. Raimondo will submit DiBiase, Fidelity executive and former Chief of Staff to Governor Lincoln Almond, for consideration to the Rhode Island...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today appointed Peter Gaynor to lead the Rhode Island Department of Emergency Management. This morning she also participated in a tabletop exercise to simulate an emergency situation. "Pete Gaynor has done an outstanding job as the head of...
12/16/2014
Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Service Steven M. Costantino and Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts announced today that Rhode Island has been selected for a $20 million Model Test Award under the second round of the Centers for...
12/16/2014
Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today three appointments and one re-appointment to the Board of Directors for The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. The three new members are Jerauld Adams, owner of North American Industries Inc. in Central Falls; Myrth York, a philanthropist,...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today announced that she will nominate Stefan Pryor to the newly-created post of Secretary of Commerce. Raimondo will submit Pryor for consideration to the Rhode Island Senate for confirmation. "Stefan Pryor has the depth of experience and the...
12/15/2014
East Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined members of the Educator Autonomy Working Group at the Orlo Avenue School in East Providence to receive their final report. Working group co-chairs Yanaiza Gallant, Principal of the Orlo Avenue School, and Patricia Page, 2014 Rhode Island...
12/08/2014
Quonset, R.I. – The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that more than 10,000 people are now working at Quonset Business Park and its Port of Davisville. A major milestone for the state and former naval air station and construction battalion base, the event was attended by the...