State Government Press Releases

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03/29/2010
Governor Donald L. Carcieri and Rosemary Booth Gallogly, Director of the Department of Revenue, announced today that Susanne Greschner of Warwick, Rhode Island will be joining the Department of Revenue Staff to lead the Division of Municipal Finance starting on April, 26, 2010. She will assume...
02/09/2010
The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today announced the agency will be extending the Wednesday closings through Wednesday, March 17, 2010 to complete extensive cleanup of DMV data and to provide further training for DMV staff and its many interface partners. To accommodate the extended...
12/01/2009
Effective Wednesday, December 9, 2009, all Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations will be closed to the public each Wednesday, through February 17, 2010, for staff training on a new, statewide DMV computer system. When online, the new system, dubbed RIMS, will be a complete upgrade of all...
08/27/2009
The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued a warning to Rhode Islanders of a bogus website asking motorists to register their vehicles using a credit card. The site is in no way associated with the Rhode Island DMV. To date, it appears no Rhode Island motorists have accessed the...
06/09/2009
Gary Sasse, Director of the Departments of Administration and Revenue, commented on the press release issued by Twin River this afternoon. “The State continues to talk with all parties in an effort to find a consensual agreement which we believe is a better option than bankruptcy,” said Sasse.
05/01/2009
Effective Monday, May 18, 2009, all DMV-Operator Control fees associated with the reinstatement of suspended licenses and/or registrations will increase as indicated below. License reinstatement fees increase to $151.50 (currently $76.50). License reinstatement fees for DUI for...
04/10/2009
Effective Monday, April 13, all DMV fees associated with title and security lien statements will increase to $51.50, which includes a $1.50 technology charge. This includes certificates of title, transfers of title, duplicates of title, issuances of security lien statement, changes of security...
03/09/2009
The Governor’s Tax Policy Strategy Workgroup today released its final report on long term tax policy reform for Rhode Island. The mission of the workgroup was to develop proposals for tax policy reforms that would give Rhode Island a “competitive advantage” in recruiting firms to the state and...
12/02/2008
Gary S. Sasse, Director of the Department of Revenue, today announced the closing of the Westerly and West Warwick DMV branches, effective January 1, 2009. Days and hours of service will remain the same at all other DMV locations. “The state’s fiscal crisis and the need to control state...
10/27/2008
The Department of Revenue today called a report of slot machine payouts by Clyde Barrows, a professor at UMASS Dartmouth, completely inaccurate. “It is clear he does not understand the payout structure at Rhode Island’s video slot machine venues,” said Gary Sasse, Director for the Department of...