State Government Press Releases

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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...
05/03/2016
"I am pleased with Governor Raimondo's appointment of Diane Mederos and Isadore Ramos to the State Board of Elections. I have already reached out to Ms. Mederos and Mr. Ramos to congratulate them and offer the assistance of the Department of State in whatever they need. Upon confirmation by the...
05/02/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI – This month, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will mark the 240th anniversary of Rhode Island's independence with the Treasures from the Archives exhibition series. The original handwritten Act passed...
04/20/2016
Secretary Gorbea urges voters to confirm polling locations and times at sos.ri.gov/vic PROVIDENCE, RI – Thousands of Rhode Islanders will vote on Tuesday, April 26, to elect delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and to signal their choice for either party's...