State Government Press Releases

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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,...
10/23/2007
Roberts showcases the new system for cancellation and delays of schools, businesses and government offices; stresses the importance of coordination between the media, public and private sectors in keeping Rhode Islanders safe and informed PROVIDENCE — With winter weather and school...
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...
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...
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...
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...