State Government Press Releases

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10/22/2015
The Ethics Commission held its 12th meeting of 2015 on October 20, 2015. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-42 to Allison G. Cote, a senior compliance officer at the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, opining that she is not prohibited by the...
10/15/2015
The Ethics Commission held its 11th meeting of 2015 on September 22, 2015. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-37 to Scott Millar, the former Administrator of Sustainable Watersheds for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, who has...
07/24/2015
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-29 to Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from accepting a gift from...
06/17/2015
The Ethics Commission held its 8th meeting of 2015 on June 16, 2015. The Commission took the following actions: Unanimously voted to approve an Informal Resolution & Settlement in the matter of In re: Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, Complaint No. 2015-3. The Respondent utilized her Cranston...
The Commission took the following actions: Adopted Regulation 36-14-17009 – Out-of-State Travel. Regulation 36-14-17009 requires public officials and employees who file yearly financial statements to disclose whether they have received any out-of-state travel or travel-related expenses...
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-34 to Shelley Pezza, a member of both the Foster School Committee and the Foster-Glocester Regional School Committee, opining that the Code of Ethics prohibits her from participating in and voting on matters before either...
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-1 to Richard J. Fagnant, an alternate member of the Woonsocket Zoning Board, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the Zoning Board's consideration of a dimensional variance...
The Ethics Commission held its 13th meeting of 2012 on October 16, 2012. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-28 to Stuart B. Hardy, a member of the Tiverton Planning Board, opining that he is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the...
The Ethics Commission held its 11th meeting of 2012 on August 21, 2012. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-20 to Brian M. Daniels, the Director of Performance Management in the Office of the Governor, opining that he may accept a position as the...
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-17 to Kenneth Parrilla, a member of the Westerly Town Council, a municipal elected position, opining that the Code of Ethics prohibits him from participating in the Town Council's consideration of the Misquamicut Beach...