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RI bill to create commerce secretary becomes law

Rhode Island legislation creating a new position of commerce secretary, a gubernatorial appointee, became law without the signature of Gov. Lincoln Chafee early Tuesday morning. Full story

RI gov OKs economic board, ponders commerce chief

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed legislation creating a planning council to chart a long-term economic course for the state but hasn't acted on a restructuring he had opposed under which a cabinet-level secretary would oversee economic development efforts. Full story

Governor signs $8.2 billion Rhode Island budget

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Wednesday signed into law an $8.2 billion state budget containing no significant tax or fee changes and more money for education. Full story

Rhode Island debt payment, budget before governor

(Reuters) - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is expected to approve a $2.5 million debt service payment on bonds used to lure former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's now bankrupt videogame company to the state. Full story

NBC Politics: Rhode Island governor to run as Democrat in '14

First Read has confirmed that Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) will run for re-election next year as a Democrat, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the decision.Before running as an independent during his successful 2010 gubernatorial bid, Chafee served served … Full story

Does same-sex marriage help or hurt the economy?

   MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks with Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and CNBC’s Suze Orman about the economic impact of same sex marriage.

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