State Government Press Releases

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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...
07/21/2015
17th Annual Summit Scheduled for Friday, July 31 Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is pleased to announce that his latest Open Government Summit is scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI. The Summit is...
07/21/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday a Providence County Superior Court jury found Troy Footman (age 53), of Boston, guilty of two counts of sex trafficking a minor, two counts of pandering, and one count of operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license. The jury...
07/17/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Superior Court Justice Luis Matos sentenced Ernest Sabourin (age 75), with a last known address of 120 Earle Street, Central Falls, to 25 years to serve for two counts of first degree sexual assault, one count of second degree sexual assault, and...
07/17/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Antonio Neri (age 36), with a last known address of 115 Church Hill Drive, Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere to possession of a firearm after being previously convicted of a crime of violence and possession of marijuana with intent to...
07/16/2015
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today released a new public service announcement (PSA) on the dangers of drunk driving. Featuring a striking, black and white aesthetic and equally striking statistics on the prevalence and deadliness of drunk driving, the PSA uses young people who...