State Government Press Releases

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May 21, 2012 PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will be joined by Governor Chafee and Major General Kevin McBride of the Rhode Island National Guard, and Senator Reed, Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Cicilline of Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation on Friday, May 25, 2012, at 10 am...
May 21, 2012 PROVIDENCE--"In light of the expected increase in state revenues to be collected in FY2012, I applaud the Governor's decision to restore dental Medicaid benefits to adults," said Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Co-Chair of the RI Oral Health Commission. "Dental care must be...
May 14, 2012 "As I have said for many years, I support full marriage equality for lesbian and gay Rhode Islanders. I applaud the Governor's decision to affirm the legal recognition of marriages entered into in other states. It is an issue of basic fairness and equality."
May 14, 2012 Roberts will recognize high school seniors from across the state for making a difference in their schools and communities PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will honor Rhode Island's exemplary high school seniors today, May 14, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. in the State Room of the...
05/27/2011
PROVIDENCE - May 27, 2011 Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts was joined by Brigadier General Marcus Jannitto, Commander, Joint Force Headquarters, Rhode Island National Guard, today at the State House to commemorate Memorial Day. Roberts and Jannitto honored Rhode Island’s service men and women with...
05/18/2011
PROVIDENCE - May 18, 2011 Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts reiterated her strong opposition today to the rate request increases for small and large group insurance, averaging 10.5 percent filed by Blue Cross Blue Shield RI, and 18 percent to 20 percent filed by UnitedHealthcare of New England. The...
05/11/2011
Providence, RI - May 11, 2011 Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts responded today to the request filed by Blue Cross Blue Shield RI for an average rate increase of 10.5% for small and large group insurance. The decision affects businesses who purchase coverage through BCBSRI. “A double digit...
02/24/2011
Providence - February 23, 2011 A friendly competition between Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts and Columnist Edward Fitzpatrick of The Providence Journal will unfold inside One Financial Plaza this Saturday. On February 26, 2011, they’ll climb the 58 flights of stairs inside the building...
02/01/2011
Providence - February 2, 2011 Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council, joins the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) in reminding Rhode Islanders that roof collapse continues to be of high concern. The amount of recent snowfall that is...
01/21/2011
Providence - January 21, 2011 "I applaud Attorney General Kilmartin's opposition to the most recent request for a direct pay rate increase by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island. I join him in calling on Blue Cross to hold costs and premiums at the absolute minimum. Blue Cross should be...