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Friday | The Miami Herald

Chafee signs digital proof of insurance bill

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation allowing motorists in Rhode Island to use their smartphones to offer police proof they have auto insurance.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Governor Chafee announces plan to curb RI's overdose deaths

On Thursday Governor Chafee joined other state leaders to announce new efforts to deal with the growing epidemic.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Governors, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Pawtucket, RI

Warwickonline.com

Students, celebrities revved up to read all week

Michaela Johnson, anchor of the Rhode Show, visited earlier in the week and Governor Lincoln Chafee and Mayor Scott Avedisian stopped in yesterday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Warwick, RI, Arts, Poetry, Family, Kids

Roll Call

Pelosi: Republican Inaction on Unemployment Extension 'Immoral'

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called House Republicans' refusal to allow a vote on extending unemployment benefits "unconscionable" and "immoral."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, US Senate, Lincoln Chafee

Go Local

Two Thirds of State Legal Work Goes to Two Firms

State agencies spent nearly $1.5 million on outside legal counsel last year, but the bulk of the work went to just a handful of law firms, according to state data obtained from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Politics, US Governors, Central Falls, RI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Go Local

Pam Gencarella: Another Bubble to Burst in RI?

Putting forth an edict can make it so in RI. The hard part is paying for it. When Governor Chafee, through an executive order, provided for the Health Insurance Exchange, he saw green.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Reuters

Rhode Island loses bid to have pension reform lawsuit tossed

A lawsuit by retired Rhode Island public employees over the state's sweeping 2011 pension system overhaul will continue after a judge on Wednesday rejected a move by state officials to have the case thrown out.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, US Governors

WLNE-TV Providence

URI breaks ground on gay and lesbian center

URI President David Dooley was joined by Gov. Chafee and other officials at the groundbreaking Wednesday.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Huffington Post

GOP Governor Joins Democrats' Call For Unemployment Extension

Brian Sandoval of Nevada co-signed a letter asking House Speaker John Boehner to restore benefits to the 2 million workers who've missed out since Congress let federal jobless aid lapse in December.

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Related Topix: US News, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Lincoln Chafee

Turnto10.com

Governor Chafee names new members of the Judicial Nominating Commission

Scott Rabideau of Pascoag and Vince Watchhorn of Providence have been selected to fill the seats left open by Alexander Biliouris and D. Faye Sanders.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Pascoag, RI, Providence, RI

WHJJ-AM Providence

Providence Journal Appeals Ruling Denying Records

The Providence Journal says it will appeal a judge's decision denying the newspaper access to records related to the state police investigation into a 2012 graduation party hosted by Gov. Lincoln Chafee's son.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Go Local

Rhode Island Pension Reform Showdown

With a September trial date for Rhode Island's pension reform lawsuit looming just months away following failed mediation efforts, GoLocal talked with leaders in the state for their views on what now is the best case -- or worst case -- scenario.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Retirement, Cranston, RI

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Raimondo unveils plan to help small businesses

The treasurer said she would, if elected, conduct a comprehensive review of all regulations in her first year, speeding up the work the Office of Regulatory Reform has begun.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Pawtucket, RI, US Governors

Fri Apr 11, 2014

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Friday Afternoon Business Brief

The sell-off continues on Wall Street with bank stocks joining techs in the slide after JPMorgan Chase turned in a weak first quarter earnings report.

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ABC News

Mediation in Rhode Island Pension Lawsuits Fails

Talks to salvage a proposed settlement designed to end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed and the original court challenge is moving ahead, both sides of the case said Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, US Governors

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Cavalier Daily

Sabato welcomes Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-RI, spoke to Politics Prof. Larry Sabato's Introduction to American Politics class Wednesday, addressing political polarization and his career in politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US News, George Bush, W., Dick Cheney

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Free Republic

Scheme to neutralize 36 states' votes advances

The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Turnto10.com

Digging Deeper: Police union votes to reject pension settlement

Tom Jones is one of the 254 former and current police officers who voted against a proposed settlement that would have ended the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Coventry, RI

The Miami Herald

Rhode Island to improve jobs for mentally disabled

Residents with mental disabilities would no longer be forced to work long hours doing manual labor for little money and instead would be given the chance at regular employment that pays at least the minimum wage under a settlement announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Providence, RI

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Sunherald.com

Confirmation hearings set for Chafee nominees

The Senate Commerce Committee will consider on Tuesday the reappointment of Elizabeth Francis, Oscar Hebert and Karl Wadensten to the Commerce Corp., formerly the Economic Development Corp. Francis is director of the state's Council for the Humanities.

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