State Government Press Releases

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03/08/2011
PROVIDENCE, RI – As the 2011 legislative session begins to heat up, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is inviting State House lobbyists and their clients to a workshop reviewing financial reporting, campaign finance and ethics laws this Monday. State law requires everyone who is paid to...
03/07/2011
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Legislation to eliminate the so-called “master lever” from Rhode Island ballots could get its first hearing this week. The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider the bill March 9. State law currently requires ballots to include the straight-party option, which...
02/28/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) are sponsoring four free workshops this month to help small businesses improve their bottom line. “Providing the tools to make it in today's economic environment is our goal. Our...
02/18/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The General Assembly complied with the state Open Meetings law better than 90 percent of the time last year, according to data released today by the Secretary of State's office. House compliance went from 93 percent in 2009 to 94 percent in 2010. Senate compliance held...
02/15/2011
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding Coventry residents that three deadlines loom in the April 5 special election to fill the town council seat that was held by Laura Flanagan. This Fri., Feb. 18, at 4 p.m., Mollis will hold a lottery to determine whether...
02/04/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) continue their year-long partnership to help small businesses succeed by offering six free workshops this month. “We are focused on helping you be successful in today’s economic...
01/26/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) have re-scheduled the "Website 101" workshop scheduled for Thurs., Jan. 27, due to the forecast for heavy snow. Instead, Gil Lantini of Focus Business Solutions will present “...
01/21/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's battered economy continued to heal in 2010 based on new data from the Secretary of State's office, which tracks business creation and closings. "It has been a traumatic three years for the economy, so we should be cautious about reading too much into these...
01/14/2011
PROVIDENCE, RI –Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding lobbyists and their clients and employers that Jan. 15 is the deadline for filing two important reports. Everyone who is paid to lobby state government must register with the secretary of state’s office. State law requires...
01/04/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) are sponsoring four free workshops this month to help small businesses improve their bottom line. “Our goal is to give you the tools make it in today's economy. Where else can you...