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Rhode Island received good news Monday about their finances

Rhode Island - Governor Lincoln Chafee is pleased with Moody’s Investors Service report on improved credit status classification. The credit rating agency on Wall Street praised local leaders for taking steps to improve the fiscal health of the state government.  The agency upgraded the future financial condition of the government of Rhode Island negatively, where it had been since May 2011 to stable. Also the state maintained the classification of general obligation bonds to Aa2, the third highest level of the scale.  The announcement comes just as the state prepares to issue a series of bonds this month
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Governor Chafee nominates Scott Rabideau and Vince Watchorn to the Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission

Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the nominations of Scott Rabideau of Pascoag and Vince Watchorn of Providence to the Judicial Nominating Commission filling the seats vacated by Alexander Biliouris and D. Faye Sanders respectively. "As leaders in their fields, Scott and Vince will bring to the Judicial Nominating Commission valuable insight and perspective." Governor Chafee said. "I thank Alexander and Faye for their willingness to serve the citizens of the State of Rhode Island." The Judicial Nominating Commission is charged with screening applicants for vacancies on all of Rhode Island's courts. Upon notification of a judicial…
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Nuala Pell Passes Away

Nuala Pell, widow of the late Senator Caiborne Pell and grandmother to gubernatorial candidate, Clay Pell passed away on the morning of April 13, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was 89 years old. Funeral arrangements are under way and the service will be held next week on April 21 in Newport at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11am. Many people throughout the state have expressed their condolences over her passing and have sent tributes to her. Clay Pell, grandson & gubernatorial candidate: “Our entire family is heartbroken by my grandmother’s passing. She dedicated her life to her family and to the…
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Culture

Governor Chafee Signs Proclamation Announcing March 17-23 as “Diversity & Inclusion Awareness Week”

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today signed a Proclamation announcing March 17-23, 2014, as "Diversity & Inclusion Awareness Week". The Proclamation builds off of Governor Chafee's May 2013 Executive Order on Diversity, which had two main goals: increasing diversity in the state workforce and increasing the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises in state contracts. Governor Chafee also welcomed Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri to the State of Rhode Island. As Miss America, Davuluri is currently traveling across the country promoting her platform "Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency". A Meet and Greet with Miss America was hosted by the Miss RI Scholarship…
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Chafee and QDC Board Set To Welcome Greencore USA to Quonset Business Park

Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a 107,000-square-foot facility, which would house more than 390 employees. The new facility could also be expanded another 40,000 square feet, positioning Greencore to employ more than 600 people at Quonset at full build out. "This is a good day for Rhode Island, and another indication of how investing in our state assets…
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Michelle Obama, Governor Chafee, and Director of Health Urge Cities and Towns to Join Let’s Move!

First Lady Michelle Obama, Governor Lincoln Chafee, and Director of Health Michael Fine, have all reached out to the leadership in Rhode Island's cities and towns calling on them to join Let's Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties. Let's Move! is a national campaign to address the childhood obesity epidemic by engaging local leaders in improving the health of people of their communities. Obama, Chafee, and Fine aim to make Rhode Island the country's first Let's Move! state by getting the leadership in every city and town to enroll. "Everyone has a role to play to increase opportunities for healthy living…
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Politics

Block Calls On Chafee To Negotiate Short-term Contract

WARWICK, RI: Republican candidate for Governor Ken Block called on Governor Chafee to negotiate a short-term contract with state employees. "We must let the next Governor negotiate this contract,” said Block. “It doesn't make sense for our next Governor to have their hands tied. Governor Chafee should negotiate a one-year extension and nothing beyond that especially given the fiscal situation we see that lies ahead for our state.” As recently reported in the Providence Journal, the state is currently negotiating with unions on a new contract for state workers. The Governor’s FY2015 Budget estimates that the state will experience increasing…
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