rhode island http://wamc.org en RI Governor Taps Three for Economic Development Agency http://wamc.org/post/ri-governor-taps-three-economic-development-agency <p>Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has tapped three new leaders for the state&#39;s Economic Development Corp. to replace board members who resigned following questions about state support of Curt Schilling&#39;s troubled video game company.</p><p>Chafee on Thursday nominated Marcia Blount, Pablo Rodriguez and Alison Vareika to the EDC board. The appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.</p><p>The nominees would replace Helena Foulkes, Lynn Singleton and Stephen Lane, who recently resigned.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:26:11 +0000 40215 at http://wamc.org RI Governor Taps Three for Economic Development Agency RI Agency Vice Chair Resigns amid Schilling Mess http://wamc.org/post/ri-agency-vice-chair-resigns-amid-schilling-mess <p>The vice chairwoman of Rhode Island&rsquo;s economic development agency has resigned, becoming the second official there to step down as the agency grapples with the future of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling&#39;s troubled video gaming company. WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>Economic Development Corp. Vice Chairwoman Helena Foulkes said in a statement Thursday she spoke with Governor Lincoln Chafee and that thinks it&#39;s best that she resign.</p><p>She said she wished him luck &quot;in this very difficult challenge.&quot;</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 12:08:14 +0000 Lucas Willard 39749 at http://wamc.org RI Agency Vice Chair Resigns amid Schilling Mess RI Governor Says Schilling Company's Woes A "Tragedy" http://wamc.org/post/ri-governor-says-schilling-companys-woes-tragedy <p><span id="_oneup">Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee says the troubles facing Curt Schilling&#39;s video game company represent a &quot;tragedy&quot; for the state.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">Chafee briefed reporters Wednesday on efforts to help 38 Studios survive and prevent the state from having to pay its debts.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">Chafee says he&#39;s frustrated by the company&#39;s failure to provide information on its finances. He says he knows the company has laid off employees.</span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 12:03:20 +0000 39671 at http://wamc.org RI Governor Says Schilling Company's Woes A "Tragedy" Rhode Island Will Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages http://wamc.org/post/rhode-island-will-recognize-out-state-same-sex-marriages <p>Rhode Island&#39;s governor has signed an executive order saying the state will recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The order signed by Governor Lincoln Chafee on Monday directs state agencies to afford same-sex married couples the same rights as heterosexual ones. Chafee says some same-sex couples married outside Rhode Island have been denied rights because state law isn&#39;t clear on the subject.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 12:27:18 +0000 Lucas Willard 38990 at http://wamc.org Rhode Island Will Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages