State Government Press Releases

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09/04/2009
Emergency Management Advisory Council meeting to present update on H1N1 flu preparations and review statewide volunteer coordination during emergencies PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will convene the Emergency Management Advisory Council (EMAC), Tuesday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m. at...
08/24/2009
Applauds Pawtucket Furniture Maker’s New Relationship with Major Regional Retail Chain PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council today applauds the announcement that regional retail chain Cardi’s has entered into an agreement with Modulus Furniture of...
08/17/2009
“Ten Markets in Seven Days” Tour for Buy Local RI Continues the Statewide Initiative to Grow Sales and Customer Base For Locally Owned Businesses PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, continues her “Main Street” tours of local businesses for the...
08/07/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, will launch the website for the statewide initiative Buy Local RI, at a press conference THURSDAY, August 13th at 5:00 p.m. in the Bell Area of the State House. Buy Local RI launched last year with a public...
07/29/2009
Roberts Joins National Leaders to Chair Health Care Reform Panel for the Nation’s Lieutenant Governors PROVIDENCE— Continuing her leadership role in the health care reform discussion currently taking place in states across the country, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will chair the panel on health...
07/21/2009
Roberts Calls for Legislation Barring Minors from Strip Club Employment PROVIDENCE – Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts today expressed outrage that state law allows minors to be employed as strippers or erotic dancers. According to today’s Providence Journal, there is no state law barring a minor...
07/14/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will convene a special meeting of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC), THURSDAY, July 16th at 10:00 a.m. to explore economic development and service opportunities presented by the airport and the intermodal transportation link now under construction...
07/07/2009
Woonsocket “Main Street” Event for Buy Local RI Continues the Statewide Initiative to Grow Sales and Customer Base For Locally Owned Businesses PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, continues her “Main Street” walking tours of local businesses for...
06/25/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today applauded the restoration of the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner in the FY 2010 state budget. An amendment to the budget passed in the House of Representatives restored the office, which would have been eliminated, effective July 1. “...
06/22/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will hold a press conference with business, health care leaders and consumers TOMORROW, June 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the State House to oppose the elimination of the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner. The state budget for 2009-2010 approved last week...