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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
07/01/2014
Providence, RI— It is the policy of the Governor's Office to grant requests for Dome lightings once they are submitted. Today (July 1) at 11:30 a.m., Governor Lincoln D. Chafee received a request by CM Sgt. John P. Gallo, President of the Rhode Island House Veterans Affairs Advisory Council, to...
06/26/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Director Charles J. Fogarty, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, today to announce the most recent analysis of first quarter 2014 tax data. The data indicated that Rhode Island job growth was greater than originally estimated, with 1,800
06/24/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he has appointed Laura A. Pisaturo of Warwick to chair the Rhode Island Parole Board filling the seat vacated by Dr. Kenneth Walker, who resigned effective July 31, 2014. Walker served as a parole board member from 1979-2008 and then
06/23/2014
Exeter, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis were joined Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery by Director, Sandra M. Powell, Department of Human Services and the Division of Veterans Affairs, as well as veterans' services...
06/23/2014
Providence, RI – New public art, which adorns the Interlink Parking Garage on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, provides a new identity to the Warwick Interlink Parking Garage, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Warwick's Mayor Scott Avedisian and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced
06/19/2014
Providence, R.I. — With the signing of the FY 2015 budget, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) joined with Representative John G. Edwards and Senator Louis P. DiPalma to announce the elimination of the toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The...
06/19/2014
Providence, R.I. – In a ceremony today at the State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law the FY 2015 Budget, Bill No. 7133 SUB A as amended relating to making appropriations for the support of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. In addition, he has included a Letter
06/18/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today unveiled his new online Small Business Suggestion Box, another tool in the effort to incorporate business perspectives into the ongoing work of regulatory reform. The suggestion box is being launched by the Office of Management and Budget's Office...
06/17/2014
Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 25-year lease to make Edesia a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Edesia, a ready-to-use food aid producer and non-profit organization, plans to...
06/16/2014
Creates a New Class of Renewable Energy Professional Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he has signed a law that removes barriers that were prohibitive to the growth of renewable energy businesses in Rhode Island. The legislation sets up a new designation...
06/10/2014
Providence, RI –At the annual meeting of the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island (WPGRI) today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced $2.1 million in state and federal funding for youth summer work experiences. "We recognize the importance of providing real work...