State Government Press Releases

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"There are no words to describe the horror that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning. We are all stunned and devastated by this brutal act of violence, which is even more appalling in that many of the victims were young school children," said Attorney...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a coalition of seven states, which on Tuesday notified the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of their intent to sue the Agency for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to address methane emissions from the oil & natural gas industry.
The Office of Attorney General today filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court today citing the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority ("the Authority") for a willful or knowing violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Authority failed to post notice of the June 26, 2012...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he and 33 other attorneys general reached a $42.9 million consent judgment with Pfizer, Inc., to resolve allegations that the Company unlawfully promoted its drugs, Zyvox® and Lyrica®. Under the settlement, Rhode Island will receive $647,722.
Recognizing that the ever evolving advancements in technology have created new avenues for individuals to engage in criminal activity, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin hosted a law enforcement training seminar on identity crime. The day-long training, hosted in conjunction with the US...
"Justice Weisberger was amongst the giants of our judicial system. His keen intellect was on display in every opinion he authored and the respect he garnered went well beyond the borders of Rhode Island. Although we mourn his passing, we can take comfort that his service will positively affect...
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...