State Government Press Releases

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06/04/2014
Rhode Island to Receive Approximately $1.2 Million Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement that signals a major change in the way pharmaceutical sales teams are motivated and paid for the ultimate benefit of consumers. The Attorneys General of 45 states,...
06/04/2014
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he has directed $250,000 in settlement monies from a Clean Air Act lawsuit to support the repair of the Town of Portsmouth's wind turbine. The non-taxpayer funded grant was announced at the Tuesday meeting of the Portsmouth...
06/03/2014
The Rhode Island House of Representatives today passed H7766 making it a felony to electronically disseminate sexually explicit images to minors, including photos and videos, as well as live sex acts transmitted via webcam. The legislation was sponsored by Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (D, District...
06/03/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that with the stroke of Governor Chafee's pen, Rhode Island may now seize assets and profits from pimps and human traffickers who enslave others for sexual enterprises. The legislation, filed on behalf of Attorney General Kilmartin by Sen. Frank...
06/02/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today commended President Barack Obama and EPA for proposing new regulations that will limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions allowable from existing electricity-generating power plants. President Obama's action follows rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court...
06/02/2014
With Rhode Island continuing to have one of the highest rates of mortgage delinquency and foreclosures in the nation, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert Campaign, will host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification workshop...
05/30/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement on the passing of federal Court Security Officer and retired North Kingstown Police Officer Frank McKnight: "On behalf of the Office of Attorney General, I express our deepest condolences to the family of Officer Frank McKnight,
05/29/2014
The Rhode Island House of Representatives today passed H7413, sponsored by Representative Eileen S. Naughton (D-District 21, Warwick) on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, requiring national criminal records check for all persons applying to be a routine contact employee in a long term...
05/28/2014
After receiving an alarming phone call from an individual who was almost victim to a home invasion perpetrated by a person claiming to be from National Grid stating they needed access to her home to check the meter, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and National Grid are warning all Rhode...
05/20/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Milad Shabo (age 50), with a last known address of 1325 Broad Street, Central Falls, pleaded nolo contendere on May 16, 2014 in Providence District Court before Justice Elaine T. Bucci to one count of violating a final order of the Rhode Island...