State Government Press Releases

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04/17/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he has approved, with conditions, the proposed sale of Westerly Hospital and affiliated entities ("Westerly Hospital") to Lawrence + Memorial Corporation and affiliated entities ("L+M"), pursuant to the expedited review process of the...
04/11/2013
Citing patient safety and the need to protect seniors and other vulnerable populations, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin legislation requiring national background checks and licenses for personal care attendants is scheduled to be heard before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, April 11,...
04/09/2013
Click here to read the full letter to Congress. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, along with 34 fellow attorneys general nationwide, today wrote to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S....
03/28/2013
Following up on last week's announcement of a $150,000 grant to Housing Action Coalition of Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $1.5 million dollar grant to Rhode Island Housing and the agency's HUD-approved counseling center. Rhode Island Housing opened the...
03/26/2013
Citing the irregularities with the recording of mortgages and assignments that negatively impact municipalities and consumers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed legislation to require that all transfers of a mortgage interest on residential property be recorded to provide a clean chain of...
03/26/2013
Citing the need to crack down on acts that contribute to public distrust of our government, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's legislation prohibiting "pay to play" is scheduled to be heard before the House Committee on Judiciary. H5490, sponsored by Representative Michael Marcello,...
03/22/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Victor Arciliares (DOB: 12/1/88) was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to two consecutive life sentences plus 40 years for the October 30, 2010 murder of Alfredo Barros. Arciliares was previously sentenced to...
03/20/2013
As part of the National Mortgage Settlement funding for local efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $150,000 grant to the Housing Action Coalition of Rhode Island. Formerly known as the Statewide Housing Action Coalition, the Housing...
03/20/2013
As witnessed over the last several years, foreclosures lead to vacant homes, which destabilize neighborhoods and further drive down property values as well as having a devastating impact on the families that lose their home. In response, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed legislation to the...
03/18/2013
The Office of Attorney General today announced that the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) entered into a settlement agreement in which RISLA acknowledged it violated the Open Meetings Act and agreed to pay the State of Rhode Island a $1,000 civil fine. Under the terms of the...