State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/03/2009
New Resource Answers Questions About Federal Stimulus Subsidy for COBRA Health Insurance PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will hold a press conference to announce a new resource on her website that will guide recently unemployed Rhode Islanders through the details of the new COBRA...
02/27/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will read to children as a guest reader at the National Education Association of Rhode Island’s Read Across America Celebration, SATURDAY, February 28th, at 11:30 a.m. at Warwick Mall. The Read Across America Celebration is organized by the National...
02/24/2009
Bill to be Heard by House Corporations Committee would Offer Laid-Off Rhode Islanders Affordable Alternative to Purchasing Employer Health Plan PROVIDENCE—. Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts has introduced legislation that will offer a cost-saving health insurance alternative to Rhode Islander’s...
02/18/2009
Wakefield“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...
02/13/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will read children's stories as a guest reader at the Junior League of Rhode Island’s Karla Harry Memorial Storyteller Event, for Children’s Friend and Services Family Support Center, THURSDAY, February 19th, at 1:00 p.m. The Junior League of Rhode...
02/06/2009
Bristol “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...
02/03/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) announces a statewide logo design competition for Buy Local RI, the economic development initiative to support independent Rhode Island businesses and organizations. The competition is open to anyone...
01/30/2009
Reading and Literacy Initiative Encourages Rhode Islanders to Join Together for Statewide, Community Reading of “Five Skies,” by Author Ron Carlson PROVIDENCE — Today, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts joined with the Rhode Island Center for the Book and Providence Public Library to launch Reading...
01/29/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which restores a worker’s right to seek legal redress for pay discrimination. “I applaud President Obama and the Congress for enacting the...