State Government Press Releases

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03/22/2010
PROVIDENCE-- Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts today hailed the passage of federal health care reform legislation in Washington last night. “The moment we have been waiting for has finally come, “ said Lt. Gov. Roberts. ‘We know that 1 in 5 Rhode Islanders will be without health insurance at...
03/19/2010
PROVIDENCE- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today spoke out against the ruling by the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner approving increases ranging from 6% to nearly 10% for large and small group employer plans by the state’s health insurers. “Rate increases at any level are putting Rhode...
03/17/2010
Roberts’ tour to highlight impact of arts and culture businesses on local economy PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will take her Statewide Arts and Culture Tour to RiverzEdge Arts Project in Woonsocket, Thursday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. The month-long Statewide Arts and Culture Tour...
03/16/2010
New study funded by the Foundation finds 16% of Rhode Islanders under 65 without insurance at a cost of $ 604 million PROVIDENCE— The Rhode Island Foundation and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today released the latest findings on the number of Rhode Islanders who are without health insurance,...
03/12/2010
New study funded by the Foundation on Rhode Islanders without health insurance, future projections for the uninsured and costs of the uninsured for all Rhode Islanders PROVIDENCE— The Rhode Island Foundation and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will release the latest findings on the number of...
03/11/2010
Bill would prevent state payment for goods and services unless state purchasing rules are followed PROVIDENCE--- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today announced legislation that would close the “Lucas Group loophole,” which allowed $370,000 in payments to a company that never had a contract with...
03/05/2010
Roberts to meet President and First Lady at White House ceremony recognizing the achievements of women as part of Women’s History Month PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to attend a reception at the...
02/26/2010
Roberts’ tour to highlight impact of arts and culture businesses on local economy PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will take her Statewide Arts and Culture Tour for Buy Local RI to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School at the Carter Center for Music Education and Performance in...
02/25/2010
Roberts’ tour to highlight impact of arts and culture businesses on local economy PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will take her Statewide Arts and Culture Tour for Buy Local RI to an edit session for local documentary filmmakers Providence Pictures, at work on a national broadcast for...
02/15/2010
Roberts will give testimony opposing rate hike proposals from state’s insurers for large and small group business plans PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will testify before the Health Insurance Advisory Council and oppose the rate hikes for large and small group employer plans being...