State Government Press Releases

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04/17/2015
The Rhode Island General Assembly's compliance with the Open Meetings Act saw an overall improvement from 93% in 2013 to 94% in 2014. Compliance by the House was 91% in 2014. Compliance by the Senate was 97% in 2014. The overall compliance rate covered a total of 522 legislative meetings. "It...
04/14/2015
Providence, RI - At a State House news conference today, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea unveiled the Department of State's Voting and Elections Modernization Act of 2015 (VEMA). The legislation will allow Rhode Islanders to register online to vote, improve the integrity of our voter rolls,...
04/13/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will announce legislation aimed at modernizing voting and elections in Rhode Island during a press conference scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 2:30 PM at the Rhode Island State House. Secretary Gorbea will be joined at the press conference...
04/09/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that six candidates who filed to run for the House District 33 seat have officially qualified to appear on the ballot. State law required candidates to submit nomination papers including the signatures of at least fifty voters from House...
04/02/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding residents of Narragansett and South Kingstown that the deadline to register to vote in the May 5 Primary Election for House District 33 is this Sunday, April 5. State law requires voters to be registered at least 30 days before an election in order...
03/30/2015
Nomination papers will be available on Wednesday, April 1 A total of seven candidates have filed the required declaration of candidacy form with their local board of canvassers as a first step towards appearing on the ballot in the Special Election for House District 33. The deadline for filing...
03/24/2015
Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding businesses today that the deadline for filing 2015 annual reports for all business corporations is Tuesday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. Business corporations that remit a 2015 annual report after March 31 will be assessed a $25 late filing...
03/23/2015
Candidates for the House District 33 Special Election (South Kingstown and Narragansett) must officially declare Thursday, March 26 or Friday, March 27, 2015 Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding candidates and potential candidates in the Special Election for House...
03/18/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in House District 33 to fill the seat of former State Representative Donald J. Lally, Jr. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. House District 33 includes parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown. "I appreciate...
03/10/2015
Second meeting to take place Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10AM The Secretary of State's Lobbying Advisory Task Force, established to help guide efforts to strengthen and clarify Rhode Island's lobbying laws and regulations while ensuring transparency, will hold its second meeting Wednesday,...