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Is Obama Getting His Way With Minimum Wages in These Blue States?

By Fred Lucas, The Blaze A dozen states now have minimum wage laws requiring pay be $9 per hour or higher, after Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a bill Thursday to increase the state’s previous minimum by $1.

Presenting the 17th Annual New England Muzzle Awards

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz (again) might consider running the other way when we try to present them with our coveted statuettes for dishonoring the First Amendment. The 17th Annual New England Muzzle Awards are now online at WGBHNews.org and The Providence Phoenix. […]

Rhode Island Continues to Push for Mostly Positive Corporate Tax Reform

In 2013, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee introduced a plan to lower the state’s corporate tax rate from 9 percent to 7 percent over three years, making the state’s tax climate more competitive with its New England neighbors. Currently, Rhode Island ranks 46th in our 2014 State Business Climate Index. Show More Summary

Rhode Island Gov. Chafee Nominates NARAL Board Chair for Judgeship

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has nominated his director of administration Richard Licht as a superior court judge. In pro-life circles, Licht is better known as the NARAL national chairman. Barth Bracy, the director of Rhode Island Right to Life, says his group plans to actively oppose the Licht nomination. “Rhode Island Right to Life opposes […]

More Elected Officials, Including Members of Congress, Issue “Day of Reason” Proclamations

It's not just Governor Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island issuing a "Day of Reason" proclamation this year. It's Mayor Jean Stothert of Omaha, Nebraska:

For the Second Straight Year, Rhode Island Governor Signs “Day of Reason” Proclamation

Yesterday, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee issued a proclamation marking May 1 as the Day of Reason:

Brian Sandoval is first Republican governor to publicly seek renewal of unemployment compensation

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Gov. Brian Sandoval Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a letter with Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee urging House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to pass the Senate's renewal of the federally funded unemployment compensation program that expired in December. Show More Summary

Legislation introduced to resolve 38 Studios lawsuit

The ongoing saga of 38 Studios and the state of Rhode Island continued on Wednesday courtesy of Governor Lincoln Chafee introducing a new piece of legislation to the state assembly. Specifically targeting the ongoing lawsuit, the legislation...Show More Summary

'Holiday' Trees Offend the Religious and the Secular

We should call it like it is: a Christmas tree. In a Yuletide shift, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee finally agreed to call a 17-foot statehouse spruce a Christmas tree, admitting that his past practice of calling it a "holiday tree" generated too much anger. No kidding. Show More Summary

Rhode Island governor calls Project Copernicus 'a lot of junk'

Were you surprised that Project Copernicus didn't manage to sell at auction? Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee wasn't. In recent statements to the associated press, Chafee stated that the property was "a lot of junk" and decried every step of the loan process for 38 Studios. Show More Summary

After Years of Calling It a ‘Holiday Tree,’ Rhode Island Governor Reverses Course

Rhode Island’s Governor Lincoln Chafee just can't win. For the past two years, he called the blue spruce erected in the State House a “holiday tree” instead of a “Christmas tree.” He had good reason for it: ... Chafee, an independent,...Show More Summary

Rhode Island Governor Gives In: Agrees To Call It A ‘Christmas Tree’

Democratic Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee was just following the tradition set by his predecessor, Republican Donald Carcieri, by calling it a “holiday tree.” In fact, that tradition goes back to the state’s founder, Roger Williams, an advocate for religious tolerance. But after a “brouhaha” broke out over the matter, Chafee said he’s ready to […]

In About-Face, R.I. Governor Describes Spruce As A Christmas Tree

9 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Gov. Lincoln Chafee's decision to call it a "holiday tree" has ignited passion in the past. This year, to avoid any anger, Chafee said he'll call the 18-foot blue spruce a Christmas Tree.

'Christmas' is back in Rhode Island State House

(CNN) - "Christmas" is returning to Rhode Island's capitol building. Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee put out a statement Monday announcing that the tree at the State House will be called a "Christmas tree," ending a two-year long controversy. In 2011, in his first year as governor, Chafee's calling of a "holiday tree" sparked protests, […]

Rhode Island governor allegedly forced 38 Studios closure

The former head of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has accused the state's governor, Lincoln Chafee, of preventing 38 studios' attempts to avoid bankruptcy, the Boston Globe reports. Keith Stokes, the erstwhile head...Show More Summary

Chafee Just 4th Rhode Island Governor Since 1790 to Pass On 2nd Term

Facing a tough reelection bid in 2014, Lincoln Chafee throws up the white flag - a historical rarity among 1st term Rhode Island governors.

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Rhode Island: Pro-Abortion Gov. Lincoln Chafee Won’t Run for Re-Election

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a radical abortion advocate, will not seek re-election next year as Rhode Island’s governor. “The announcement, at a hastily called 2 p.m. news conference, opens the door for a number of prominent politicians who have been eying the governor’s office,” says one report. Two popular and well-funded Democrats — state General Treasurer […]

Rhode Island Governor Chafee says he will not seek re-election: media

BOSTON (Reuters) - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who became a Democrat in May, does not plan to seek re-election when his term wraps up at the end of next year, local media reported on Wednesday.

Gov. Chafee won't run for a second term

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee won't run for a second term in 2014, NBC News has confirmed. Facing what would have been difficult odds for the Republican-turned-Independent-turned Democrat, Chafee announced Wednesday he was abandoning his re-election bid to focus on the …

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