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10/20/2014
Bristol, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and members of the Governor's Administration today at the Veterans Home heard an update on the design and construction of the state-of-the-art facility. Since funding for the project was...
10/07/2014
Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Michael Lewis, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, today released a time-lapse video showing the $6.4 million replacement of the Barton Corner Bridge on the Warwick/West Warwick town line. The bridge, which carries I-95 over one...
10/03/2014
Pawtucket, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee hosted a ceremonial signing today at Slater Mill of three bills that will increase local renewable energy while allowing Rhode Island to participate in the development of a clean, secure regional energy system. He was joined by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse,...
09/30/2014
Providence, R.I.- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Division of Planning today to invite the public to review and comment on the draft of the state's Economic Development Plan, a product of the RhodeMap RI initiative. The Economic Development Plan contains goals,...
09/23/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the selection of Cheryl Burrell as the state's first-ever Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity. In this role, Ms. Burrell will lead the state's newly-created executive division entitled the Office of Diversity, Equity,...
09/18/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Director Charles J. Fogarty, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, to announce the approval of the state's fourth non-traditional apprenticeship program — and the second one developed under a program Governor Chafee created and funded in 2013. Established...
09/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the state has received a $650,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to help the state plan for a new mass transit center in Providence. One of 72 projects...
09/16/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the release of the Period Four Regulatory Look Back Report, issued by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Regulatory Reform. "I commend all of our state agencies on their work toward regulatory reform and I want to thank the
09/15/2014
Providence, RI— Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rosemary Booth Gallogly, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, today released the FY 2014 Special Report on Preliminary Revenues. This report provides a detailed look at FY 2014 preliminary revenues as provided in the Controller's...
09/12/2014
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined DEM Director Janet Coit, members of Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation, and local officials to tour the "Hillsdale" property at 156 Hillsdale Road in Richmond. The property consists of primarily woodlands, wetlands and streams, with...
09/11/2014
Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will host Ireland's Taoiseach (pronounced 'T – shock') Enda Kenny and other Irish officials during an afternoon visit to Rhode Island on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Kenny is expected to attend a reception at the State House and...
08/29/2014
Providence R.I. – Five New England Governors, including Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, this week called on the federal Health and Human Services Department "to prevent easily abused and highly addictive painkillers, such as Zohydro ER, from entering the market." In addition the group also
08/14/2014
Providence, RI— Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island's executive agencies, including the Rhode Island Departments of Corrections and Public Safety, will be required to adopt a new policy relative to under what circumstances ICE detainers will be honored. "With this...
07/25/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of Michael Bernstein as Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Education – Council on Post Secondary Education, and Patrick Guida, Esq. as Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Education – Council on Elementary and...
07/23/2014
Providence, RI - Detailed plans of eight key industry sector coalitions to continue confronting the skills mismatches and training gaps that challenge the state's workforce development efforts have gotten the go-ahead, the Governor's Workforce Board of Rhode Island (GWB) announced today. "...
07/21/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), an initiative implemented from within Commerce RI, today announced the six recipients of Rhode Island Collaborative Research Grants. The awards will provide $445,092 in support to...
07/10/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that he will nominate Policy Director Steve Hartford for Director of Administration, to replace Richard Licht who will be sworn in as a Superior Court Judge at the end of August. In addition, Tom Mullaney, Executive Director and Budget...
07/09/2014
State of Rhode Island Automates Employment Application Process. Apply RI allows job seekers of state government jobs to track application; create an online account. Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the State of Rhode Island will "go green" by launching Apply RI,
07/08/2014
Clinic has offered free health care to the uninsured since 1999 Providence, RI – During a ceremony at the State House today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee thanked business leader and philanthropist Ernie Boch Jr. for his gift of $25,000 to the Rhode Island Free Clinic. Boch, President and CEO of...
07/01/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today referred to the 2014 legislative session as the most productive during his tenure. He noted he expects there will be a minimum number of vetoes. Governor Chafee said, "It was a year where my major priorities were successfully addressed. The two top ones included