State Government Press Releases

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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...
02/12/2010
Statewide events will highlight economic impact of small businesses in arts and culture sector PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, will announce the launch of a Statewide Arts and Culture Tour to support small businesses in the arts and...
02/12/2010
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today issued the following statement on: the announcement that Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D – District 1) would not seek reelection in 2010. "Patrick Kennedy's leadership on issues vital to Rhode Islanders and the nation will be deeply missed. He has...
02/11/2010
PROVIDENCE-- Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts praised today’s election of Majority Leader Gordon Fox (D –Providence) as Speaker of the House succeeding William J. Murphy (D –Coventry, Warwick, West Warwick). “I applaud the House of Representatives for choosing Majority Leader Fox to lead them...
02/08/2010
Roberts reminds Rhode Islanders there is still time to “roll up your sleeves” and take advantage of statewide free public flu vaccine clinics PROVIDENCE- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council and the Long Term Care Coordinating Council will attend the...