State Government Press Releases

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04/23/2009
Honorary Co-Chair Roberts Fields Team of Walkers and Leads Fundraising Effort for Healthy Babies PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Honorary Co-Chair of the March of Dimes March for Babies will field a team of walkers and lead the fundraising walkathon this SUNDAY, April 26th at Colt...
04/23/2009
Window Closing for Laid-Off Workers to Opt Back in to Rhode Island Extended Benefits PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today held a press conference to ensure that all Rhode Islanders know about the last chance May 1st deadline to enroll to receive Rhode Island Extended Health Benefits....
04/21/2009
Calls for Immediate Implementation of Recommendations in the EDC Review Panel Report PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the recommendations of the Governor’s Economic Development Corporation Review Panel. "I have seen a wealth of well-...
04/17/2009
Lt. Governor to Support Cox Communication’s Environmentally Conscious Practices PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will attend and speak at the Cox Communications Cox Conserves Earth Day Event and Open House, MONDAY, April 20th at 9:00 a.m., at the Cox New England Distribution Center in...
03/23/2009
Central Falls“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...
03/19/2009
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts has proposed legislation to allow persons who had previously turned down continued health coverage after losing their job because it was too expensive to opt back in for coverage at a lower rate. A provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment...
03/17/2009
Roberts Says Rhode Island Small Businesses are Key to State’s Economic Recovery PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s announcement of actions taken to help struggling small businesses. “President Obama, along with the U.S.
03/16/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will connect small businesses seeking energy efficient or renewable energy systems to opportunities for alternative energy at a meeting of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) this Thursday, March 19th at 8:30 a.m. at the Economic Development Corporation’
03/09/2009
Roberts Says Action will Save Lives and Lessen the Impact of Devastating Diseases PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s signing of the Executive Order lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. “...
03/06/2009
Requests New COBRA Benefits to Include Rhode Islanders Laid Off When Their Companies Closed PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts asked the federal government today to extend the new COBRA assistance program to include a group of recently laid-off Rhode Islanders who may not currently be...