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2009-09-28 10:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Iowa Governor Chet Culver today welcomed Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri as the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition's new vice chairman. Governor Culver is the current chairman of the Coalition. "I am honored to work beside Governor Carcieri," said Governor Culver. "Governor Carcieri has been an effective advocate for coastal and off shore wind development and a leader in developing Rhode Island's wind energy resources, including the...

2009-04-08 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Rhode Island's leaders have taken decisive action to protect the state's kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco use by increasing the state cigarette tax by $1 to $3.46 per pack, making it the highest state cigarette tax in the nation. Rhode Island is also increasing the...

2008-09-30 15:00:42

By Cynthia Needham; Katherine Gregg As part of the new state budget, state employees who retire after today will get a different health-insurance package. PROVIDENCE -- A Superior Court judge has denied a last-minute attempt by the state's largest public-employee union to block the Carcieri administration from imposing higher health-care premiums on state workers who retire after today. Judge Mark A. Pfeiffer told the parties yesterday that the request was filed both too late and...

2008-09-25 15:00:29

Governor Donald L. Carcieri today announced that Deepwater Wind was chosen as the successful developer to construct a wind energy project off the shores of Rhode Island that will provide 1.3 million megawatt hours per year of renewable energy - 15 percent of all electricity used in the state. It is expected that the project will cost in excess of $1 billion to construct - all from private investment sources. A team of experts assembled by Governor Carcieri spent several months evaluating the...

2008-09-16 15:00:20

By Steve Peoples The state is negotiating an unprecedented Medicaid waiver from the federal government in an attempt to save money, but some congressional leaders are wary. PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island's unprecedented attempt to transform its health-care system for the poor has drawn criticism from key congressional leaders, who fear that closed-door negotiations between the Bush administration and Governor Carcieri may put "beneficiaries, providers, and the entire state at risk...." In...

2008-08-19 09:00:34

By Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The state of Rhode Island and the town of West Warwick have each agreed to pay $10 million to those left behind after a nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court documents filed Monday. The state and the town are the last major defendants to agree to settlement offers, now totaling nearly $175 million, after the fire on Feb. 20, 2003, at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. More than 300 survivors and victims' relatives still must...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Steve Peoples, The Providence Journal, R.I. Aug. 6--PROVIDENCE -- The critics filled the room. And one by one, they took turns denouncing the unprecedented plan Governor Carcieri says will transform Rhode Island's health-care system for the better while saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over the next five years. "The risks and unknowns of this global waiver as presented are too great for our state to bear at this crucial financial crossroads," said Lt. Gov....

2008-08-05 15:00:39

By Paul Edward Parker Council 94 has asked the Superior Court to block the governor from increasing members' health-insurance costs. PROVIDENCE -- Unionized state workers yesterday filed court papers spelling out their objections to a move by Governor Carcieri to impose higher health-insurance costs on thousands of state employees who overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal last month. The state workers' union, Council 94, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...

2008-08-05 15:00:39

By Paul Edward Parker, The Providence Journal, R.I. Aug. 5--PROVIDENCE -- Unionized state workers yesterday filed court papers spelling out their objections to a move by Governor Carcieri to impose higher health-insurance costs on thousands of state employees who overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal last month. The state workers' union, Council 94, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has asked a Superior Court judge to issue a temporary...

2008-08-02 15:00:18

By Scott MacKay The governor agrees to leave alone the share of health insurance premiums that state employees pay -- until a court hearing next week. PROVIDENCE -- Bowing to the request of a Superior Court judge, Governor Carcieri agreed yesterday to delay putting into effect his plan to immediately impose higher health-insurance costs on thousands of unionized state employees who overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal. In another twist in the bitter and protracted joust...


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