State Government Press Releases

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06/19/2009
Announces Opposition to Elimination of Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statement regarding the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner’s rejection of proposed rate factor increases from health insurers, and the...
06/16/2009
Calls Continued Payments “Irresponsible” in Budget Crisis PROVIDENCE— One day after successfully seeking an investigation into inappropriate purchasing practices by state officials, Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts is calling for any further payments to the Lucas Group be withheld until the...
06/15/2009
Lt. Gov. Decries Lack of Transparency in Government Contracting and Calls for Investigation of Favoritism PROVIDENCE — Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today issued the following statement regarding recent revelations of a $370,000 no-bid agreement to pay a consulting firm with personal ties to...
06/12/2009
Lt. Gov. to Ask Insurance Commissioner to “Draw Line in the Sand” on Rate Hikes PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will oppose rate hikes before Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher Koller at a public forum on proposed commercial health insurance rate increases MONDAY, June 15 at the...
06/04/2009
Lt. Gov. Roberts and Business Leaders to Ask Insurance Commissioner to “Draw Line in the Sand” on Rate Hikes PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts and business owners from across Rhode Island will gather TOMORROW, June 5 at a meeting of the Rhode Island Business Group on Health to denounce the...
05/26/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will be joined by Gov. Donald Carcieri and Major General Robert T. Bray this Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. on the southwest lawn of the State House to honor fallen Rhode Islanders LTJG Francis L. Toner IV and PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr., at the Garden of Heroes...
05/14/2009
Roberts will recognize high school seniors from across the state for making a positive difference in their schools and communities PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will honor Rhode Island’s exemplary high school seniors next Monday, May 18th as part of the Lieutenant Governor’s...
05/12/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts today announced the online launch of LtGov en Espanol, a Spanish language version of the website for the Office of the Lt. Governor (at http://www.ltgov.ri.gov/esp/). “LtGov en Espanol is designed to encourage those who speak Spanish to easily access...
04/28/2009
Pawtucket Buy Local RI Visit to Continue 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 statewide initiative...
04/28/2009
Lt. Gov. Roberts Helps Keep Doors Open at Jamiel’s Shoe World Warren, RI—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts joined Francis Jamiel, owner of Jamiel’s Shoe World, Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation, Rhode Island’s General Officers and the Small Business Administration (SBA) in announcing a new...