State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...
03/18/2008
Speaking to the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Roberts shares her vision for stem cell research in Rhode Island and calls on scientists to engage the public in their work PITTSBURGH— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts shared her vision for stem cell research in Rhode Island and called...
02/13/2008
Roberts’ bold, comprehensive health care reform package will transform Rhode Island’s health care system by putting in place a strong, new structure to lower health care costs and ensure that all Rhode Islanders have access to high quality health care at price they can afford PROVIDENCE—...
03/27/2008
Rhode Island residents with special needs encouraged to sign-up online; registry will help state appropriately plan for emergency situations Cranston, RI – Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH)...
12/17/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued the following statement today regarding last week’s announcement by U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente of his agreement with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the ensuing $20 million fine. “The hidden costs of corruption have come...
11/14/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued the following statement today regarding Environment Rhode Island's release of a report analyzing state clean energy policies. The report gives Rhode Island one of seven gold stars for its leadership promoting renewable energy, improving energy...
10/30/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued a statement today following Rhode Island College President John Nazarian’s announcement of his retirement earlier this afternoon. “For over 57 years, President Nazarian has been a powerful driving force in Rhode Island’s educational system,...