State Government Press Releases

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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...
February is Teen Dating Awareness Month, and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin asks that teens remember that love is more than romance: Love is Respect. This month, Attorney General Kilmartin is working to promote the Love Is Respect campaign, a collaboration between Break the Cycle and the...
Citing the legislation as an important consumer protection, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his support for 2013 H5213 "An Act Relating to Commercial Law General Regulatory Provisions Surcharges on Credit Card Transactions," sponsored by Representative John J. Lombardi. ...
To support foreclosure remediation effort already underway in Rhode Island and educate new homeowners, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced a $375,000 grant to the Housing Network of Rhode Island. Funded through the National Mortgage Settlement between the five largest mortgage service...
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin today announced that 45 states and the District of Columbia have reached a $120 million multi-state settlement with Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) and its subsidiaries, LPS Default Solutions and DocX, for the company's robo-signing practices during the...
The Rhode Island Department of Attorney General (RIAG) today announced that the Expedited Review Hospital Conversion Initial Applications submitted by Lawrence + Memorial Corporation, LMW Healthcare and LMW Physicians, Inc., and The Westerly Hospital have been deemed complete. RIAG and HEALTH...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Victor Arciliares (DOB: 12/1/88) was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of first degree murder, discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, assault...