PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island governor-elect Lincoln Chafee says he wants to keep Rosemary Booth Gallogly as head of the Department of Revenue.
Gallogly is currently the acting director at the department, a post she was appointed to by outgoing Republican Gov. Don Carcieri in March. She is also the head of the Department of Administration, but Chafee has nominated former Democratic Lt. Gov. Richard Licht for that post.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee has added three members to his transition team.
Margaret Holland McDuff is the CEO of Family Service of Rhode Island, John Simmons is executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Lawyer Claire Richards has previously served as special counsel to Governor Carcieri, among other positions.
Chafee says the trio brings experience, energy and knowledge to his transition.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – State Republican Chairman Giovanni Cicione is touting two GOP members as possible challengers to US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in 2012.
Cicione told the Washington publication Roll Call that he may challenge Whitehouse if other candidates don't come forward. But Cicione says he'd prefer that other Republicans, like Governor Carcieri or Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, represent the GOP.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee says he's willing to reconsider his plan to expand the state sales tax.
During his first post-election news conference, Chafee says he thinks the state's agreement with 38 Studios is probably a done deal, now that 75 million dollars in bonds have been sold for the project. Chafee also says he's not absolutely wedded to his plan to impose a one percent sales tax on current exempt items.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Independent Lincoln Chafee won a close race to become Rhode Island's next governor.
His victory comes after months in which his rivals sharply criticized his plan to add a one percent sales tax on currently exempt items. Unofficial results show Chafee with 36 percent, Republican John Robitaille with just under 34 percent, Democrat Frank Caprio with 23 percent, and Moderate Ken Block with just under seven percent.
Chafee vows candor will remain his signature as the state's next governor.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Islanders have approved $177-million in bonds while rejecting a change to the state's official name.
The three bonds will raise millions of dollars for road and bridge repairs across the state chemistry labs at the University of Rhode Island, an arts center for Rhode Island College, improvements to Fort Adams and open space at Rocky Point and India Point.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In Rhode Island, the Secretary of State is the top elections official - preparing ballots and certifying election results. The Secretary of State also helps businesses register with the state and keeps track of state documents and archives.
Click on the audio icon to hear with Republican candidate Catherine Taylor has to say about maintaining the state's archives.