State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...
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...