State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...