State Government Press Releases

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06/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding those looking to run for office in the State of Rhode Island that they must officially file a Declaration of Candidacy form on June 27, 28 or 29 in order to become eligible to appear on this year's ballot. Along with this year's...
06/02/2016
"Today, the Senate voted to approve the House version of the Lobby Reform Act (H.7388 Substitute A), which now will be sent to the Governor. When I first entered office, I identified the need for a comprehensive reform of the state's lobbying laws. This legislation is the result of our efforts to...
06/02/2016
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding registered voters, especially those who voted in the April Presidential Preference Primary, to check their party affiliation ahead of the disaffiliation deadline on June 15. "Many independent voters headed to the polls in April, but those voters...
06/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI – This month, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will highlight the burning of the HMS Gaspee with the Treasures from the Archives exhibition series. Documents related to events before and after a group of Rhode Island colonists burned the British Schooner will be on view in the...
05/26/2016
"Today, the Rhode Island Senate voted 36-0 to approve the Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act (S.2361 Substitute A). When I first entered office, I identified the need for a comprehensive reform of the state's lobbying laws. This legislation is the result of our efforts to clarify, streamline and...
05/24/2016
"Today, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 68-0 to approve the Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act (H.7388 Substitute A). This legislation will provide for a comprehensive reform of our state's lobbying laws. I thank House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, the bill's sponsors, Representatives...
05/19/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI– Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today launched an online tool to help Rhode Islanders access open government information filed with the Department of State. The Open Government...
05/18/2016
"I want to thank Chairman Keable and the members of the House Judiciary Committee for passing legislation this evening that will provide for a comprehensive reform of our state's lobbying laws. House Bill 7388, Substitute A, sponsored by Representatives Jacquard, Williams, Ruggiero, and McEntee,...
05/17/2016
"I want to thank Chairman McCaffrey and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing legislation this evening that will provide for a comprehensive reform of our state's lobbying laws. Senate Bill 2361, Substitute A, sponsored by Senators Lynch Prata, Goldin and Lombardi, will clarify,
05/10/2016
"I applaud Speaker Mattiello and President Paiva Weed for introducing and supporting legislation to restore the RI Ethics Commission's jurisdiction over the General Assembly. Upon passage, it empowers Rhode Island voters to amend our constitution on Election Day to ensure that our state is run...