State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...