State Government Press Releases

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10/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of states in suing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for refusing to enforce the Gainful Employment Rule, a federal regulation designed to protect students from predatory for-profit schools. "The U.S....
10/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alfredo Valentine (age 30), formerly of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday, on the day of trial, before Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers to one count of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child...
10/16/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump Administration's plans to ban open military service by transgender individuals. The amicus brief, filed today with the U.S. District Court for the...
10/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined with attorney general from 16 states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit challenging President Trump's rollback of healthcare subsidies arguing the loss of funds and financial uncertainty will lead to higher insurance costs for...
10/12/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert Fonseca (age 30), of East Providence, was sentenced today on his guilty plea before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, and...
10/12/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by 18 Attorneys General, arguing that employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The Attorneys General argue that their States have strong...
10/11/2017
Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin urged credit reporting agencies Experian and TransUnion to stop charging fees to consumers who want to put in place credit freezes on their accounts in light of the massive data breach at the consumer reporting agency Equifax. Attorney General...
10/11/2017
Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin urged credit reporting agencies Experian and TransUnion to stop charging fees to consumers who want to put in place credit freezes on their accounts in light of the massive data breach at the consumer reporting agency Equifax. Attorney General...
10/05/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 14 state Attorneys General, recently filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to meet the Clean Air Act's statutory deadline for designating areas of the country impacted by unhealthy...
10/02/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Araya Brinkley (age 54), of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to the May 23, 2015 stabbing death of 41-year-old Troy Henderson of Providence. Brinkley changed his plea to guilty as the trial was set to...