State Government Press Releases

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To educate and inform newly-elected and appointed officials about the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will lead an "Open Government Summit 101." The summit will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Community...
Citing a "knowing or willful" violation of the Open Meetings Act (OMA), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today filed a lawsuit in Providence County Superior Court against the West Warwick Town Council. The lawsuit alleges the West Warwick Town Council committed a knowing or willful...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin praised today's decision by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter upholding the constitutionality of the 2008 amendment to the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act that any person who is required to register or verify his or her address,
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a national effort by state and territorial attorneys general to urge Congress to extend tax relief for consumers who have mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values. Attorney General Kilmartin...
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 provided by the five mortgage service...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that he and 37 other Attorneys General reached a $90 million Consent Judgment with GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK) to resolve allegations that GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, AvandiaŽ. Rhode Island will receive approximately $1,...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Dariel Martinez (DOB: 1/15/92), with a last known address of 131 Morin Heights Blvd., Woonsocket, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of first degree sexual assault where the victim was physically helpless.
With many Rhode Islanders struggling financially, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is partnering with the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket to collect winter apparel as part of the annual "Warm Hearts Coats & Stuff Drive." Now through Monday, November 19th, the public can donate new...
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter, signed by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, to congressional leaders today urging them to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) by the end of the year in order to adequately fund programs to combat...
As Rhode Islanders continue to clean up from super storm Sandy and a state of emergency is still in effect, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds all retail sellers, whether individual business owners or corporations, not to try to profit from the storm. Rhode Island General Laws 6-13-21...