State Government Press Releases

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05/19/2010
Providence, RI - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Roberts Continues to Urge Insurers to Change the Way Health Care is Paid for and Delivered Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts today expressed continued opposition to the double-digit rate hikes proposed by Rhode Island's major insurers, joined...
05/19/2010
Providence, RI - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Lt. Gov. Roberts Calls on Insurers to Change the Way Health Care is Paid for and Delivered Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today reiterated her strong opposition to the double-digit rate hikes proposed by Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Tufts Health Plan...
05/14/2010
Providence, RI - May 17, 2010 Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts honored Rhode Island’s exemplary high school seniors today at the Rhode Island State House as part of the Lieutenant Governor’s Leadership Awards Program. Initiated in 1993 to recognize high school seniors who have made positive...
05/10/2010
Providence, RI - May 11, 2010 EMAC Meeting Highlights Successes, Identifies Challenges In her role as Chair, Lt. Governor Roberts brought together state and local officials and agency heads to address “Lessons Learned—Flooding of 2010” in a meeting today from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm at the RI...
04/28/2010
Providence, RI - April 27, 2010 Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, testified at the Senate Finance Committee on S-2021 (an “Act Relating to Public Property and Works – State Purchases”) at 3 pm on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in the Senate Finance Room,...
04/28/2010
Providence, RI - April 23, 2010 Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts today expressed outrage at the double-digit rate hike proposed by Blue Cross & Blue Shield to plug the company’s reported loss of $100 million in 2009. “Blue Cross has already burdened Rhode Islanders with almost a 10%...
04/28/2010
Providence, RI - April 20, 2010 Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today commended UnitedHealthcare’s voluntary decision to continue health insurance coverage for young adults, and requested Blue Cross and Tufts to follow suit. Under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that takes...
03/31/2010
Providence, RI - March 30, 2010 The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council will hold a briefing Tuesday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m., on Red Cross emergency shelters that have opened in response to severe...
03/31/2010
Providence, RI- March 31, 2010 A representative of the national Red Cross will join the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council to hold a briefing Thursday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m., with the latest update...
03/23/2010
Proposal to Amend “Speech in Debate” Clause would Restore Ethics Commission Jurisdiction in General Assembly Action PROVIDENCE--- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today announced her support of H-7357, a Joint Resolution that would restore the power of the Ethics Commission to investigate breaches...