State Government Press Releases

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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...
01/12/2007
Roberts urges Rhode Islanders to sign up for wireless AMBER Alerts PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts called on all Rhode Islanders to take an active role in the state’s emergency preparedness today, urging citizens to sign up for wireless cell phone AMBER Alerts and do their part to keep...
01/12/2007
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts issued the following statement today on the passage of H.R. 3, the DeGette-Castle-Langevin Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. “I am so pleased that Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, including my friend Congressman Jim Langevin,...
01/05/2007
Cranston resident becomes the first female lieutenant governor in state history PROVIDENCE — Elizabeth H. Roberts (D-Cranston) was sworn in as the 68th lieutenant governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Tuesday, making history as the first female elected to the...