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
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.
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.
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."
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.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
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.
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.
URI breaks ground on gay and lesbian center
URI President David Dooley was joined by Gov. Chafee and other officials at the groundbreaking Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
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.