RI boards and commissions http://ripr.org en Chafee win plaudits for advancing women in RI government http://ripr.org/post/chafee-win-plaudits-advancing-women-ri-government <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee may be a lame duck but he is getting some love from the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island and Vision 2020 for his appointments of women to Rhode Island state boards and commissions.</p><p>The report by the advocates of women in government shows that women now hold 34 percent of state commission and board appointments. Since taking office Chafee has appointed 441 women to boards and commissions out of 1,071 total appointments.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:45:02 +0000 Scott MacKay 23536 at http://ripr.org