State Government Press Releases

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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...
10/02/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Marco Hernandez (age 23), of Providence, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini to life for the June 25, 2014 murder of 42-year-old Agustin Jaiman. Hernandez pleaded nolo contendere in July 17, 2017 to second degree...
10/02/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas last evening: "Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the hundreds of people that were killed or injured in the tragic events that unfolded last evening in Las Vegas. We...
10/02/2017
Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, with a bipartisan coalition of 39 Attorneys General and the National Association of Attorneys General, called on Congress to pass legislation that changes federal law to make treatment for drug addiction more affordable and accessible for Americans who...