State Government Press Releases

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03/01/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today signed on to an amicus brief supporting state sovereignty over marriage in the case of United States v. Windsor, challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Noting that states have made different choices about...
02/28/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised the United States Congress for putting aside partisan politics and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), protecting hundreds of thousands of dollars to Rhode Island programs to support victims of domestic violence. Attorney General...
02/25/2013
An Ohio-based electric company has agreed to pay $8.5 million in a multistate settlement that requires the reduction of air pollution to downwind states from its coal-fired power plants, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today. Under the terms of the consent decree, Rhode Island will...
02/22/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Miguel Davis (DOB: 01/24/89), with a last known address of 224 River Avenue, Providence, guilty of murder, discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in death, use of a...
02/21/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today reported on the progress made by the five mortgage service providers (Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorganChase, and Wells Fargo) at the center of the National Mortgage Settlement. According to the information reported by the five mortgage service...
As part of the National Mortgage Settlement funding for local efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced two grants totaling $215,000 to support mortgage foreclosure education and outreach to area community agencies. Attorney General...
Attorney General Kilmartin Announces Consumer Protection Settlement Concerning Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration Attorney General Peter Kilmartin today joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation and its related North America entities...
Citing bipartisan support in the vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised the United States Senate for taking action to continue providing support for victims of domestic violence. The US Senate approved to reauthorize VAWA, with new...
Former Central Falls, R.I., Mayor Charles D. Moreau, 49, of Lincoln, R.I, and longtime friend, business associate and political supporter Michael G. Bouthillette, 49, of Lincoln, R.I., were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence today for participating in a corruption scheme in which the...
As a result of the tax assessed on all major power plants in the State of Connecticut that took effect in Connecticut in 2011, a study by ISO New England has found that all New England electricity ratepayers, not just residents in Connecticut, would pay approximately $58 million more to purchase...