State Government Press Releases

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03/28/2011
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will mark March’s “Women’s History Month” by bringing the original 1920 law granting Rhode Island women the right to vote to Johnston Senior High School this Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. To demonstrate how far women have come since the "Act...
03/23/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis shared the original document granting Rhode Island women the right to vote with Cranston East High School students during a visit to the school today to mark “Women’s History Month.” “It is important to preserve and discuss the history of...
03/22/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding business owners that they can beat the March 31 deadline for filing annual reports with the state by using the on-line filing tool on his website at sos.ri.gov. For-profit corporations that fail to file face fines and the...
03/22/2011
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will mark March’s “Women’s History Month” by bringing the original 1920 law granting Rhode Island women the right to vote to Cranston East High School this Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. Students will pack the school’s Media Center to hear Mollis...
03/18/2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis announces that nearly 90 students registered to vote during a registration drive at Westerly High School today as part of an initiative designed to get more young people to the polls in 2012. “Students who register to vote are more likely...
03/11/2011
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding Coventry voters that another deadline looms in the special election to fill the town council seat that was held by Laura Flanagan. Tues., March 15, is the last day to apply for a mail ballot. Only voters who will be absent from...
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...