State Government Press Releases

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01/26/2009
Narragansett “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...
01/22/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts wished warm congratulations to two Rhode Island actors, Richard Jenkins and Viola Davis, who were nominated this morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Richard Jenkins was nominated for Best Actor Award for his leading role in the film,
01/13/2009
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will open the doors of the State House for a viewing of the Inauguration, TUESDAY, January 20th. The viewing will be free and open to the public. This is an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to come together to view the historic swearing-in of our 44th President,
01/12/2009
PROVIDENCE- Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council joins Major General Robert T. Bray, Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard at the departure of 42 members of the Air National Guard, SATURDAY, January...
01/06/2009
Statewide Small Business Network and Website to be Developed PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, will meet with small businesses to move forward with the formation of a Buy Local RI organization, Wednesday, January 7th, at 2:30 p.m. at the Rhode...
01/02/2009
Statement from Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts and Mr. Thomas Roberts on the Passing of Senator Claiborne deB. Pell "Our state and our nation have lost a powerful voice for reason and creative solutions in public life. We both enjoyed the privilege to work with Senator Pell to put some of his...
11/18/2008
Initiative Aims to Grow Sales and Consumer Base for Locally Owned Businesses During Challenging Economic Times PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chairwoman of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) announced this morning the launch of Buy Local RI, a new economic development...
07/07/2008
Lt. Gov. Roberts to continue work to implement reforms and push for insurance for all Rhode Islanders PROVIDENCE— Four major pieces of Lt. Gov. Roberts' Healthy Rhode Island Reform Act of 2008 have passed the General Assembly and made it to the Governor's desk. The legislation puts into place...
06/12/2008
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued the following statement today regarding last night's approval by the House Finance Committee of the FY 2009 budget. "Tough budget times require very tough decisions, and I commend the House Finance Committee for their hard work and dedication in...
05/20/2008
Roberts recognizes high school seniors from across the state for making positive differences in their schools and communities PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today recognized Rhode Island’s exemplary high school seniors at the 2008 ceremony of the Lieutenant Governor’s Leadership Awards,...