State Government Press Releases

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10/16/2007
Roberts presents framework for comprehensive health care reform; calls on Rhode Islanders to join her in setting a bold, aggressive, proactive health care agenda PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today announced her pledge that starting in the 2008 legislative session and continuing through...
10/01/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued a statement today regarding the passage of the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate and the promised veto by President Bush. The measure that would...
09/24/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. Paul Crowley: "Paul Crowley symbolized all that is good with public service. He was a colleague I admired greatly from the start of my time in government. He was a trusted ally for many of the...
08/09/2007
National Hurricane Center slightly lowers storms forecast but still predicts above average season for major hurricanes; Roberts reminds the Ocean State that “it only takes one” major hurricane to cause catastrophic damage WOONSOCKET—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, chairwoman of the Emergency...
08/09/2007
Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Major General Robert T. Bray join to honor the ultimate sacrifices of SGT Moises Jazmin and SGT Michael J. Weidemann PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts was joined on Saturday by Congressman Jim Langevin, and Major General Robert T. Bray of the Rhode Island...
08/09/2007
Roberts sees facilitating collaboration between hospitals, reforming payment systems as important starting point for working toward more efficient and higher quality care PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today received the final report of the Community Hospital Task Force, the group that...
08/09/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statement on the proposed merger of Care New England and Lifespan that was announced this afternoon: “The mission of our hospital system is to provide high quality, affordable health care to all Rhode Islanders. As lieutenant...
06/26/2007
Roberts, nine lieutenant governors petition President Bush to reverse his stem cell veto PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts led her fellow lieutenant governors from across the country this week in petitioning President George W. Bush to reverse his stem cell position and ease the current...
06/20/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statement on President Bush’s veto of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, legislation that would have eased the current federal restrictions on stem cell research. “I am deeply disappointed at President Bush’s...
05/30/2007
RI Broadcasters’ and Roberts team up to promote sales of license plate flag decal to benefit the Military Family Relief Fund, RI’s assistance fund for deployed troops and families PROVIDENCE — Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts is urging Rhode Islanders here at home to support the men and women in the...