PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor says he intends to stay busy in his final year in office, and that while he has no plans to leave Rhode Island when his term expires he's keeping an open mind.

Lincoln Chafee tells The Associated Press that upbeat state revenue projections show the economy is slowly improving. But he says congressional gridlock isn't helping to inspire investor confidence.

The Democrat is pleased with the state's new health insurance marketplace but says he worries next year's elections could send more opponents of the health care law to Congress.

Chafee, who is not seeking a second term, says he isn't sure what he'll do when he leaves office.

He says that while Rhode Island will always be home, he likes "adventure" and is keeping his options open.