Lincoln Chafee

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4:00 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Chafee says he’s vindicated by testimony in 38 Studios’ bankruptcy; pledges review of EDC oversight

Governor Lincoln Chafee says he’s vindicated by testimony offered yesterday during a meeting in Wilmington, Delaware, on the bankruptcy of Curt Schilling’s failed video game company, 38 Studios.

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5:00 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Schillings use Facebook to fire back, unload on Rhode Island officials

Despite repeated and sustained requests for interviews from a bevy of Rhode Island news organizations, Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda continue to utilize Facebook to fire back at reports emanating from the Ocean State.

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On Politics
5:00 am
Thu July 5, 2012

In sizzling missive, Narragansett chief calls RI “blatantly discriminatory” toward the tribe

In a scathing news release, Narragansett Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas outlines a litany of grievances involving Rhode Island’s likely expansion of state-sponsored gambling and calls for a meeting with Governor Lincoln Chafee, House Speaker Gordon Fox, and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed “to address this disgraceful situation.”

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On Politics
5:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Fox says loan guarantee program wasn’t expanded exclusively for 38 Studios

House Speaker Gordon Fox is distancing himself from responsibility for the demise of 38 Studios.

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On Politics
4:00 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Moody’s offers mixed comment on RI’s 2013 budget

Moody’s Investors Service says the $8.1 billion budget signed into law by Governor Lincoln Chafee on June 15 “is credit positive for Central Falls and schools, but leaves Woonsocket and pensions unaddressed.”

Moody’s points to “a material increase in funding for schools” — $34 million, or almost 4 percent, “marking the third consecutive annual increase in school funding. State funding for education now stands at over $900 million, well above pre-recession peak.”

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On Politics
5:00 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Wistow hired to try to cut losses from 38 Studios; Chafee offers new details

Lawyer Max Wistow, a partner in the Providence firm of Wistow & Barylick, was hired by the state today to try to reduce the roughly $100 million liability faced by taxpayers due to the meltdown of 38 Studios.

After being introduced by Governor Chafee during a Statehouse news conference, Wistow said he couldn’t offer specifics on his approach since he’d just started on the job as a special counsel for the state Economic Development Corporation.

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On Politics
2:00 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Walsh: unions want to stop the pension overhaul and then maybe talk

A series of union lawsuits filed today in Superior Court — aimed at stopping the sweeping state pension overhaul enacted last year — shouldn’t come as a surprise, says Robert Walsh, executive director of the National Education Association Rhode Island. He says opponents made their stance clear before the overhaul was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Lincoln Chafee.

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On Politics
4:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Demo of online RI Health Benefits Exchange planned for October

The worst-kept secret in state government came to an end this morning when Governor Chafee introduced Christine Ferguson as the director of the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange. Ferguson has a long history in health policy, and she says the exchange offers the promise of cutting healthcare costs:

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On Politics
12:00 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Chafee says feds’ move won’t change state’s position on Pleau

Governor Lincoln Chafee has issued the following statement in response to the indication by federal prosecutors today that they intend to use the death penalty against Jayson Pleau:

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On Politics
2:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Rosemary Booth Gallogly rips Woonsocket House delegation; says it ducked “tough decisions”

State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly has strong words for state Representatives Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Jon Brien, and Robert Phillips after they failed to back a supplemental tax for cash-strapped Woonsocket in last-minute negotiations in the waning hours of the legislative session:

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