State Government Press Releases

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05/22/2007
Roberts honors high school seniors who have made positive contributions to their schools and communities PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts yesterday recognized Rhode Island's exemplary high school seniors at the 2007 ceremony of the Lieutenant Governor's Leadership Awards, granting awards...
04/26/2007
Calls the commission a positive step forward for stem cell research in the state PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today heralded the creation of the House Regenerative Medicine and Research Advisory Study Commission as a positive step forward for stem cell research here in Rhode Island. H....
04/17/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statement on the reported death of Lincoln, Rhode Island native Daniel O’Neil: "I am deeply saddened to learn that a Rhode Islander is counted amount the victims of yesterday's horrific tragedy at Virginia Tech. As a parent, my...
04/17/2007
Roberts, Mass. Lt. Gov. Murray pledge to work together to regionalize commuter rail PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts joined with Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray last week, along with senior elected leaders from Connecticut and representatives from the transportation and environmental...
04/10/2007
Roberts releases report highlighting the potential human and economic benefits that stem cell research holds for Rhode Islanders PROVIDENCE—On the same day that the United States Senate debated federal legislation to support expanding federally funded stem cell research, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth...
03/29/2007
LT. GOVERNOR ROBERTS SHARES VISION FOR SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY COUNCIL AT FIRST MEETING Roberts shifts SBAC focus outward, gives small business community a stronger voice in state government PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chairwoman of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC),...
03/16/2007
Roberts steps into the national debate on health care, leading a policy session during the winter meetings of the National Lieutenant Governors' Association PROVIDENCE - Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts led her fellow lieutenant governors this afternoon in a discussion of the Massachusetts Health...
03/14/2007
Roberts steps into the national debate on healthcare, leading a policy session during the winter meetings of the National Lieutenant Governors’ Association PROVIDENCE — Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will step into a national leadership role on the universal health coverage debate Thursday at her...
02/01/2007
PROVIDENCE- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued the following statement today on the federal sentencing proceedings: "Another sad account of corruption comes to a conclusion today. These criminal acts continue to undermine public trust in government. The actions of these former public officials...
01/24/2007
Rhode Island remains the only New England state not participating in the cap-and-trade program PROVIDENCE- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued a statement today calling for Rhode Island to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cap-and-trade program designed to reduce...