State Government Press Releases

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08/27/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today filed an Administrative Appeal in Rhode Island Superior Court seeking review of the Rhode Island Office of Health Insurance Commissioner's (OHIC) Decision and Amended Decision increasing rates that can be charged by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island ("...
08/21/2015
The Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General and Verizon Wireless have collaborated to present a $7,500 contribution to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV). This donation is in part the result of a month-long cell phone recycling drive led by Attorney General Peter F....
08/20/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Kimberly Shaw, age 41, with a last known address of 60 Olive Street, Pawtucket, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers on Tuesday to four counts of first degree child molestation. Under the terms of the plea...
08/19/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Monday, Daniel Serrano, age 67, with a last known address of 339 Oakland Avenue, Providence pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to second degree murder for the 1990 murder of 32-year-old Michael Holliday. ...
08/18/2015
Rhode Island to Receive $760,000 from Settlement Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island, along with 48 other states, has reached a $71 million settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations that Amgen unlawfully promoted biologic medications...
08/12/2015
AT&T Brings New Virtual Reality Driving Simulator to DMV for Public to Experience the Deadly Consequences of Glancing at a Phone While Driving It is said that the 100 days of summer are the 100 deadliest days for young drivers. To remind the public of the dangers of distracted...
08/07/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today asked for reconsideration of a Decision of the Health Insurance Commissioner approving a rate increase requested by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode ("Blue Cross") for its Direct Pay line of business. The Direct Pay market is for those who pay for their own...
08/06/2015
New Rules Will Limit Climate Change Pollution from Power Plants; Letter to EPA Cites Critical Need for EPA Regulations to Protect the Public, the Environment, Grow Our Economies; New Rules Target Existing and New Power Plants, with Existing Power Plant Rule Cutting Pollution Equivalent to That...
08/04/2015
To assist the public in obtaining the required criminal background checks mandated by various Rhode Island General Laws, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is again offering background check services at several locations across the state throughout August. In addition to the regular hours of...
07/22/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined 44 other state attorneys general calling on five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. In a joint letter (link to letter) to the chief executives of the carriers, the attorneys general said a new Federal...